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Youth for Development Training Programme

Youth for Development Training Programme’ For Postgraduate Research Development on



Equity Foundation (EF) recognises the need for upgrading the research skills and capacity of students so as to develop them into effective Development Practitioners. To this end, EF’s ‘Youth for Development Training Programme’ on Research Methodology has started offering short term training in social science research methodology. The training focuses on emerging thinking in social science research, ethical issues in social science research, mainstreaming gender, health, education and environmental issues, developing research proposals, choosing study approaches and designs, planning and managing social science research and writing a research report.

The teaching is designed to encourage interaction, with the emphasis on student involvement and hands-on experience. The Trainers have been selected not only for their expertise but also for their friendly, accessible approaches.

Major Objective

The major objective of the training program is to upgrade the research skills of the students so as to develop them into effective Development Practitioners.

Specific Objective

  • Expose researchers to skills specific to particular methodologies, e.g. quantitative and qualitative approaches;
  • Expose researchers to communicative skills;
  • Expose researchers to analytical skills needed to evaluate policies; analyse and assess research orientations, strategies and diffusion; evaluate programmes and projects;
  • Expose researchers to computer skills in research;
  • Expose researchers to training in methods relevant to issues such as environment and development, and gender sensitive research.

The role of Equity Foundation:

  • The training is mainly based on the three social science research methodology modules developed by Equity Foundation. The modules deal with issues in social science research based on applied and communicative methodology (focus on qualitative research process and quantitative research process).
  • A certificate is awarded to every student who has completed, and passed the full training programme. The duration of the training is 5 days.

The date for the training programme is November 22 till November 26. The application is invited from the interested students.Click to download Application form


Please contact for further information on the contact given below.


Contact Person and Address:

Rahul Kumar

Chief Operating Officer

Equity Foundation

123-A Pataliputra Colony

Road 5-A, Patna-13


Phone: 0612-2270171 (o)

Mobile: 9431055145

Email: rahul5017@gmail.com