PSD has partnered with Laureus Sport For Good on their Model City Delhi Project, initially to undertake a research study and currently to help build a local coalition for the project. 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 New Delhi. The findings of the research informed the future strategic direction for the Model City Delhi Project, and currently, PSD is assisting Laureus in setting up a local coalition of stakeholders in the sub-district of Seemapuri in Delhi in order to create local leadership for the project.
Duration: September 2019 - Ongoing
PSD, in collaboration with Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), conducted 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 scoping study was commissioned to learn more 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 study brings together data from a variety of sources in the region; in particular, it emphasizes the voice of key local stakeholders.
Duration: February 2020- Ongoing
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: December 2019- ongoing
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