PSD is engaged by the ITTF Foundation to develop a comprehensive resource designed to promote diversity and inclusivity in the world of table tennis. The handbook will serve as a user-friendly resource, providing organizations and individuals with insights to foster diversity and inclusion within their table tennis programs, thereby promoting a more inclusive community.

Duration: February 2024 - Ongoing


PSD was commissioned by Rural Development Trust to evaluate their sport for development project, funded by a public sector institution in Spain, as part of the Anantapur Sports Academy.

Duration: May 2023 - August 2023


PSD provided consultancy support to Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’s plans to invest in new, non-traditional sports for social impact, by researching and preparing a report on the global landscape of skateboarding and dance-based social development organizations, programs and their impact, in select key locations across the world.

Duration: September 2022 – March 2023


Description: In 2022, PSD was commissioned by the North-East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA) to conduct an endline evaluation of their multi-year badminton project in Mizoram, which was implemented in partnership with the Mizoram Badminton Association (MBA), Mizoram State Sports Council (MSSC) and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA).

Duration: June 2022 - December 2022

UNESCO New Delhi

PSD was commissioned by UNESCO New Delhi to conduct a research study to understand the current landscape of the S4D sector in India and the scope for S4D programming in the country. The study focused on how S4D programming in India fits within the United Nations’ 2030 agenda for sustainable development and its alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Duration: August 2021 - Ongoing

Oxfam India

PSD along with Participatory Research in India (PRIA) worked 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 provide an avenue for socio-economic transformation, which could be applied to Oxfam’s work across India.

Duration: Jan 2021 - June 2021


PSD partnered in various capacities with Laureus Sport for Good on their Sport for Good Cities Delhi (formerly known as Model City Delhi) project. For the project, PSD conducted an initial research study to identify the potential of sport-based interventions to tackle gender-based issues in marginalized communities in Delhi, which then informed the strategic direction of the project. PSD also assisted in setting up a local coalition of stakeholders in Seemapuri, North-East Delhi, building the coalition’s capacity, and evaluating the project.

Duration: September 2019 - March 2023

Scoping Study: S4D in South & SouthEast Asia

PSD initiated a research study to understand the scope of sport for development (S4D) programming in different countries across South and Southeast 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 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 report from this study can be accessed here

Duration: February 2020 - December 2020

Fare Network

PSD partnered with FARE Network to create ‘Maidaan se Manzil’, a handbook that shared stories from rural areas in states of Jharkhand, Bihar & Rajasthan in India. The case studies showcased the challenges female football players encountered, how they overcame them and gender barriers, their journey as players, and their vision for improving grassroots football in India for girls' participation and success. These female football players were part of the development programs of partners such as the Association of Social & Human Awareness (ASHA) in Jharkhand, Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti (MJAS) in Rajasthan and Gaurav Gramin Mahila Vikas Manch (GGMVM) in Bihar.

Duration: September 2020 - October 2020

Odisha State Sports Policy

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


Anantapur Sports Academy

PSD, in collaboration with Anantapur Sports Academy (ASA), 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



PSD provided curriculum development, training and monitoring and evaluation support to Monkey Sports, a sport for development organization based in Patna, in order to initiate and implement a physical literacy program for young children in schools across Bihar and Jharkhand.

Duration: June 2018 - November 2020



PSD worked with the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA), to evaluate 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