In 2017, Sightsavers was awarded Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status by Research Councils UK. To qualify as an IRO, organisations must prove to Research Councils UK that they “possess an existing in-house capacity to carry out research that materially extends and enhances the national research base” and that they are able to “demonstrate an independent capability to undertake and lead research programmes.”
Our policy and research work is based broadly around our four strategic priorities: also known as our change themes. These are health, education, social inclusion and community development.
Our research strategy sets out four objectives:
It was felt that a situation analysis needs to be commissioned to make a programmatic plan for inclusive education programme in the state.
This document is an outcome of a study commissioned by Sightsavers India and has been developed to provide information on the various policies and schemes of the central and state governments in India.