PSD along with Participatory Research in India (PRIA) are working on a research study commissioned by Oxfam India to develop a strategy outlining a sustainable model for using sports as a medium to address gender-based violence and inequalities, while providing an avenue for socio-economic transformation, which can be applied to Oxfam’s work across India.
Duration: Jan 2021- June 2021
PSD has partnered with Laureus Sport For Good on their Model City Delhi project to work on various research and evaluation aspects. Initially, PSD conducted a research study for Laureus to identify the potential of sports-based interventions to tackle issues faced by women and girls in various marginalized communities in Delhi. The findings of the research informed the future strategic direction for the Model City Delhi project, wherein PSD assisted Laureus in setting up a local coalition of stakeholders in the sub-district of Seemapuri in North-East Delhi in order to create local leadership for the project. Currently, PSD is part of the evaluation team for Model City Delhi, which is working closely with the coalition in order to identify a suitable vision and outcomes for the project, and in the future evaluate its progress in achieving those outcomes.
Duration: September 2019 - Ongoing
PSD initiated a research study to understand the scope of sport for development (S4D) programming part of the development agenda in different countries across South and South East Asia. The study was conducted in collaboration with Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
The scoping study learnt in-depth about the current S4D initiatives in different countries across these regions, the impact that these initiatives are having as well as key gaps and challenges faced by these S4D initiatives. The scoping study was presented in the form of a report, which can be accessed here
Duration: February 2020 - December 2020
Suheil F. Tandon, PSD’s Founder-Director is part of a team led by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) that is formulating a comprehensive sports policy for the state of Odisha, India. This policy will help in structuring a sustainable sports culture for children and youth in Odisha.
Duration: August 2019- ongoing
In December 2019 PSD initiated an impact study for 352 children part of its Community Sports Program in Bhubaneswar, Odisha to understand how the sport for development program impacts the children’s social and emotional development.
Duration: Dec 2019 - April 2021
Pro Sport Development (PSD), in collaboration with Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA), has conducted two grassroots research studies to ascertain the impact of sports on the development of rural children in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Focusing on the physical, social and emotional development of children aged 10-15 years, the studies developed by PSD incorporated a questionnaire along with physical tests to ascertain the impact that participating in sports has on the children. Read the research reports here: 2019 and 2020.
Duration: May 2018 - April 2020
Pro Sport Development (PSD) has worked with the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) evaluating its three youth residential cricket academies for boys (U-14 to U-19) in Kadappah, Mangalagiri and Vijayanagaram.
In 2016, PSD evaluated the managerial and operational structures and systems within the three academies and conducted a 2-day training workshop with the coaches, administrators and officers of the academies to aid them in addressing the recommendations from the evaluation.
In 2017, PSD undertook an audit of the three academies to determine to what extent the changes recommended in the whitepaper presented in 2016 had been implemented.
Duration: September 2016 – August 2017