The KSRM’s research collaboration have scaled new heights through partnership with National and International organizations like World Bank (livelihoods and land governance), FAO (financing value chain), Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (cereal productivity improvement), TISS (local urban planning) and TERI (energy, forestry) and others. The UNICEF funded Centre for Children Studies produced interesting insights on children’s issues with its work on ‘WASH in Government run Health Centres’ in three high priority district of Odisha. Currently we are working on the research project on Urban Sanitation with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi on a Bill and Melinda Gates foundation funded project on sanitation in urban slums . Since 2011, this Centre has produced interesting insights in this area of research with its work on “WASH” receiving accolades from Government of Odisha.
The KSRM continues to excel in its consulting abilities as evident from a growing demand for its services from many key departments of Govt. of Odisha extending from revenue, cooperation, agricultural marketing, planning and control and horticulture, forestry and others. It has also made its imprint at various levels by offering consulting services to World Bank, WaterAid, Ministry of Forest and Environment, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Land Resources and Ministry of Heavy Industries and Textiles and others. It is also engaged in training of senior and middle level executives of very high profile organizations like World Bank, PPL, CSISA, OFSDP, NHDC, MSSRF, ICZMP, NDDB, Harsha Trust, Reliance Foundation and others. KSRM has conducted several management development programmes (MDPs) to cater to the capacity building needs of various government and development organizations, which included programmes on developing managerial effectiveness of field professionals and project management programme for both national and international participants.