About the organization
ACTED is a French non-governmental organisation founded in 1993. Independent, private and not for profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality, and operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency.
Our Mission Providing Adapted Responses
• ACTED’s vocation is to support vulnerable populations worldwide and to accompany them in building a better future. The programs implemented by ACTED (more than 380 per year), in 34 countries, aim at addressing the needs of population affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises.
• Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.
Our Vision Guaranteeing the Link between Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development
• The areas in which our interventions take place being among the poorest in the world, once their immediate needs have been addressed, populations’ living conditions remain critical.
• Based on considerable experience addressing the needs and situations of vulnerable communities, ACTED contributes to the international agenda towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals. Through a wide range of partnerships, ACTED is committed to the promotion and development of innovating approaches and initiatives, humanitarian principles, new forms of solidarity and convergences between private, public and nonprofit stakeholders from the North and the South, for effective and sustainable poverty reduction.
Advocacy in the Service of sustainable development
• For this reason, ACTED’s axis of intervention lies between Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development. In other words, to guarantee the impact and sustainability of interventions in a period of crises, only long term support-ensured by remaining on location after the immediate emergency and by involving communities-can help break the cycle of poverty and support populations on the road to development.
The European Union in India has funded 14 projects across 20 states reaching 20 million people with the objective to increase and improve the access, delivery and quality of public services in order to contribute to reducing poverty and social exclusion. “Improving Access to Information and Delivery of Public Service Schemes in Remote and Backward Districts of North East India”, is implemented by ACTED and it’s partners in 7 districts of 5 North Eastern States of India.
The project covers 10 central sponsored public schemes;
• Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)
• Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
• Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY)
• Mid-Day Meal (MDM)
• Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREG Act)
• Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
• Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (Total Sanitation Campaign) (NBA/TSC)
• Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY)
• National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)
• Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS)
Overall: To facilitate local authorities and service providers in increasing and improving access to information of public schemes and initiatives in backward districts of North East India (NEI)
Specific:To improve access to quality information on and delivery of public schemes and enhance accountability of public service delivery actors in North East India (NEI)
Target Group:28 CSO/NGOs; 70 SHGs; 35 CSC micro-entrepreneurs; 5 media organizations; 70 journalists and Citizen Information Reporters; 50 district administrators from 7 districts; 45 sub-division administrators from 22 sub divisions; 115 block officials from 58 blocks; 200 PRIs; 5280 Citizen Volunteers; 8 private service providers/companies
Final Beneficiaries:Approx. 665,000 households residing in the 7 target districts (37, 93, 992 populations)
Approx. 665,000 households residing in the 7 target districts (37, 93, 992 populations)
Result 1: Access to, transparency and quality of information available to households in 7 districts on public schemes and service delivery is enhanced, in particular amongst the most marginalized households and women;
Result 2: Access to and quality of public services is improved in 7 districts, in particular amongst the most marginalized households and women;
Result 3: Accountability of public service delivery actors is enhanced, as is the capacity of CSOs and communities in holding actors accountable
Mr. Nongyai Heikrujam
Mr. Mritunjay Kumar
Mr. Raju Teron
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