IDEX Impact Assessment Workshop

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 14, 2013 05:48 AM
The Centre for Internet and Society is hosting a workshop organised by IDEX at its office in Bangalore on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 11.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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Nov 16, 2013
from 11:30 AM to 06:30 PM


The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd C Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, Bangalore (near to TERI Complex and opposite to Domlur Club)

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The IDEX Impact Assessment Workshop will provide a comprehensive and interactive intro and overview of all facets of Impact Assessment, with a specific focus on the Social Enterprise sector. The workshop will be conducted by Andy Bhanot of WeStat (bio below) and will be divided into two portions:

  • 11.30 - 14.30: Impact Assessment Crash Course (Intro to IA, Types of IA, Designing IA, etc)
  • 15.30 - 18.30: Interactive Group Projects + Presentations (Applying IA to Specific Sectors / Projects)*

*The focus of this group work will be based upon projects that the IDEX fellows have been working on over the past few months, across various sectors (Water, Livelihoods, Youth, etc)

Andy Bhanot, MBA

Andy Bhanot is a communications and marketing research expert with extensive experience in both the private and development sectors. Mr. Bhanot's areas of expertise include market research analysis and strategy formulation, business development, and leadership and team management.

Mr. Bhanot is an expert in conducting knowledge, attitude, and practice surveys, formative research, pretesting studies, and monitoring and impact evaluation studies. These studies have ranged from HIV/AIDS prevention and care, condom promotion, maternal and child health and governance to gender empowerment, water and environmental sanitation, education, and disaster risk reduction.

He is well versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methods having directed large national surveys, telephonic interviews, rapid feedback studies, focus group discussions, in-depth and key informant interviews, observations, participatory rural appraisals, and ethnographic immersions with urban and rural audiences. Studies included many difficult-to-reach populations: commercial sex workers, men having sex with men, hijras/ transgenders, injecting drug users, truck drivers, migrant workers, gate keepers in the commercial sex trade, employers of bonded labourers, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Bhanot has conducted numerous usage and attitude studies, brand health trackers, and concept and new product tests. He also has expertise in segmentation and positioning studies, advertising and media studies, customer satisfaction studies, and distribution studies for a wide range of clients (Pfizer, Colgate, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Barclays Bank, Shell, BAT, Wrigley's, Glaxo Smithkline, Cadburys, Nestle, Delmonte, East Africa Breweries, and Tetra Pac).

Mr. Bhanot has worked and travelled extensively across India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somaliland, and South Africa. He has presented and published research papers, and has contributed marketing research case studies to books by prominent authors.

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