Community needs assessment for power company

community needs assessmentOur work with Powerica, a power generation company, involved conducting a community needs assessment at four villages around two sites in Tamil Nadu. Samhita undertook a gamut of activities from identifying needs of internal stakeholders to aligning them with the priorities identified by the community. The methodology adopted was qualitative, conducting interviews with key stakeholders within the company and also with authorities in the village (sarpanch, asha worker, anganwadi workers and the local doctor) and group discussions with villagers. As an outcome of this project, the company was able to identify compulsory education as a cause that was important to the community and also aligned with their internal expectations.