Social Research

Our pioneering research credential ekes out of our foundation as a ‘Knowledge Based Organisation’ and rich experience of conducting evidence based cutting edge research in pursuit of seeking new knowledge. Our research aims at designing products/services for providing customised development solutions. Our dedicated and highly competitive in-house team of technical experts ably seconded by pool of talented researchers and data analysts offer a wide range of application of quantitative & qualitative tools and methodologies that provides much precision and significance to our research. Our research solutions caters to varied needs of the people in the ecosystem especially the poor and vulnerable.

With more than 2.5 decade long institutional experience in conducting social research and evaluation across India and outside, our services cuts across conducting different type of studies on various sectors i.e. Livelihoods in farm, Off farm and non-farm sectors, Health & Nutrition, Education and skilling, Energy, Climate change, Water and sanitation etc. Services like Livelihoods promotion, Opportunity and needs assessment, Baselines, Value chains, Market studies, Mid-line and Endline Evaluations, Ex-post and Impact assessment etc. Our action research projects help develop deeper insights into livelihood and marketing issues and therefore offer better programme design strategies to the clients.

We have a distinct privilege of offering research solutions to many leading donor agencies, INGOs, CSR bodies, Corporates, bi-lateral and multilateral projects, state governments and central government departments. To mention a few are Solidaridad, Pyxra Global, ACC Ltd, OCPL, ASA, Access Development Services, Care India, Caritas India, Save the Children, Tata Trust, TSRDS, JICA, DFID, World Bank, IFAD, OXFAM, NABARD, SIDBI, Action Aid, NR International, UNDP, Broaderlinjk Delen, Welthungerhilfe, ITC, VHAI, HDFC, NSDC, Heifer Internationl, GALVmed, IL&FS, SEAI, World Vision and Central and State Government and many others in India and neighbouring countries.

MART has significant amount of expertise and experience in conducting value chain analysis of agri produce across the country. MART has conducted value chain analysis of 22 products and suggested cluster development strategies for 428 clusters that spreads across 118 tribal sub plan blocks of Odisha for the ST and SC development Department, Govt. of Odisha, Value chain analysis of 20 major agri and forest produce across 14 forest divisions in Orissa for OFSDP, a JBIC funded project and studied in depth production, input marketing, processing and marketing for each identified product. Other VCA studies have been conducted for IFAD, MPRLP, Ekta Parishad, NSEAP, Pradan, ATI, MPDPIP etc.

We organise roundtable workshops at regular interval to disseminate the best practices with the larger audience at different places in India and outside.

Our Differentiators

Our comprehensive understanding of tribal, rural and urban society and culture, their development process, needs & aspiration etc has given us a unique standing of offering customised, practical and sustainable solutions that caters to the clients’ needs and expectation.

How can we help you?

Contact us at the MART office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.


MART’s 3i Approach in particular has caught everybody’s attention…the notion of Participatory Rural Appraisal as a tool for Innovative Co-creation is appropriate and timely.

Dr Urs Herren
Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland, Bangladesh

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