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Strategic & Advisory Support To State Rural Livelihood Missions

The Consortium Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar

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XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur The Livelihood School, Hyderabad Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Livelihoods MANTHAN seeks to co-create knowledge and strengthen the livelihoods ecosystem in India through collaboration, networking and partnerships.

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

MANTHAN partners are engaged with State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) in nine states in different capacities that include contributing to State Project Implementation Plans (SPIPs), helping in recruitment and regularization of SRLM professionals, linking SRLMs with corporate

Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gandhinagar Chaitanya, Pune

entities, workshop on governance issues for CEOs of SRLMs, and orientation & training of Young Professionals. MANTHAN constantly works together with the SRLMs by contributing to ongoing programmes and in advisory and handholding roles with state and district livelihood mission units. The consortium also interacts with NMMU (National Mission Monitoring Unit) & World Bank team associated with NRLM to seek inputs and explore synergies.

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livelihoods MANTHAN Xavier Institute of Management Xavier Square, Bhubaneswar 751 013 Phone: +91-674-6647-720 / 740 Email: Web:

A serious lacuna of emerging development domains in India is the insufficient engagement by the academia in knowledge creation and field building activities. The increasing demand for qualified livelihood professionals in India by the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), civil society organisations and philanthropic foundations has created a context for knowledge co-creation by academicians and practitioners to meet this challenge. A group of higher education institutions collaborated to map human resource requirements of State Rural Livelihood Missions in 2011. Livelihoods MANTHAN emerged out of this felt need for strategic and need based support for livelihood promotion in India.

Networking & Knowledge Platforms

Curriculum Design & Training programmes

For a vibrant livelihoods ecosystem

For officials and professionals

The Mission Livelihoods MANTHAN (Management Academic institutes Network for Transforming Human resources through Action and Knowledge) provides a dynamic platform for academics, practitioners and livelihood promoting agencies to work together for a vibrant livelihoods ecosystem in India. The consortium is coordinated by the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB).

Livelihoods MANTHAN's nation-wide network provides vibrant knowledge platforms (virtual and physical) to build a community of practice on livelihoods.

The consortium is involved in design of curriculum to address the training needs of livelihood professionals in India for continuous improvement. This is facilitated through: ·

This is facilitated through an electronic group (Livelihoods Learning Group) which enables networking with stakeholders in the livelihoods ecosystem. While enhancing knowledge flows, the group also helps design workshops and discussions for building the capacities of livelihoods professionals in India. A Rural Lvielihood Internship (RLI) programme has enabled the placement of students with SRLMs across India and is being expanded in its second year of operation. MANTHAN is also involved in building a livelihoods knowledge compendium, conducting sharing sessions on topics relevant for livelihoods promotion, organising write-shops and documenting livelihood cases, and creation & dissemination of digital media.

Workshop on Rethinking Livelihood Curricula with Academic Institutions


Training/Curriculum for District Managers of SRLMs


Certificate course on livelihoods for youth to work in rural areas


Livelihood management modules for federation managers, farmer interest groups & community resource persons

Some of the customized training programmes being offered are on: · Leadership & Behavioural Skills · Livelihood Mapping Exercises · Conducting subsector studies · Managing micro enterprises · Monitoring & evaluation frameworks · Capacity building using statistical software ·

Gender equity in livelihoods promotion

The consortium has been involved in the following broad activities since mid 2012: ·

Offering customized orientation, management development & training programmes


Designing curriculum and certificate courses for officials of state livelihood missions


Networking among management institutions to reposition their offerings on livelihoods


Creating open source learning & sharing platforms for resources on livelihoods in India and


Providing strategic support to state livelihood missions

MANTHAN partners have since worked together with the State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) in various states.

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