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Our Focus Areas


Governance :

The governance program cuts across areas where YSD works. It promotes citizen and community (women and youth) participation, transparent and accountable public governance, improved public service delivery, and social accountability through productive engagement with government, networking and policy dialogue.


Livelihood :

The livelihood program envisages self-sustaining communities by seeking opportunities for young people and women to avail of skills trainings, information and resources for community livelihood projects.


Water and Sanitation :

The water and sanitation program addresses the issues of lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitary toilets, poor quality and water governance, poor garbage disposal and drainage systems in Brahmapur City.


Education :

The education program responds to the issues in public formal education particularly poorly performing Anganwadi Center pre-schools and unequal opportunities for girls and poor children to formal education. This program accesses resources to promote Right to Education and provide support to parents and students.


Land and Housing Security :

The land and housing security program is YSD’s answer to the rapid urbanization of Brahmapur that resulted in the growing number of families living in slums. The program links slum communities to government schemes on slum development, facilitates land rights acquisition and promotes better public service delivery in slums.


Environmental Initiative :

To address environment, climate and forest issues, YSD works in the vulnerable areas of environment/climate change like coastal regions, forest regions and also in urban areas in Odisha. With a vision to improve the quality of life of the poor and marginalised people in the most environmentally affected areas


Projects :

Ongoing Projects

  • Making Khandapada a Child Friendly Constituency
  • Create Knowledge Platform on Renewable Energy
  • Making Brahmapur a Child Friendly City, Phase-II
  • Social Audit of Performance of Members of Parliament in Odisha
  • Assessment of Basic Services and Urban Governance in Odisha
  • Legal Awareness Programme through Helpline
  • Right to Information Citizens Awareness Programme through ‘helpline’

Completed Projects

  • Enhancing Capacities of Youth in Brahmapur, Odisha Slums for Secure Housing, Land Rights and Better Public Service Delivery
  • Assessment of Solar Energy Policy in Odisha
  • Making Brahmapur a child friendly city, Phase-I
  • Increased relief accountability in cyclone affected areas in Ganjam, Odisha
  • Community Engagement in fight against corruption and improve service delivery in Berhampur city of Odisha, Phase-III
  • Create with Purpose, Adobe Youth Voice Phase-III
  • Citizen Report Card in Brahmapur city of Orissa
  • Urban Corruption Survey in Brahmapur city of Orissa, Phase-I
  • Social Audit of NREGA in Ganjam and Gajapati district of Orissa
  • Enabling Citizen Monitoring of Public Services, Preventing Bribery to Foster Effective Service Delivery in Brahmapur city of Orissa, Phase-II
  • Social Audit of Implementation of Right to Information Act, 2005 in Brahmapur Municipality Corporation, Orissa
  • “Soochana Sivir” Right to Information Camp
  • Building Youth for Social Purpose, Adobe Youth Voice Phase-I and II
  • Promotion of Integrity Pact in Public Procurement in Orissa
  • Social Audit of Public Distribution System in Berhampur city of Orissa
  • Enabling Community Monitoring of Bidding Process of Rural Road Projects (PMGSY) In Ganjam and Gajapati Districts of Orissa

Project Completion Assessment Report

Youth for Social Development Report