COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us to appreciate the potential of online means of knowledge sharing and learning. VikasAnvesh Foundation is glad to introduce 7 Training modules which will be of direct relevance and practical utility to various professionals in the Development Sector.

All the modules will run from 11.00AM – 1.00PM on the scheduled dates

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Computer Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI)

26th & 27th Sept

  • Evolving survey tools and aids
  • Feature and aspects in selecting the survey aids
  • Hands-on training in KOBO online survey tool

Research Instruments and

3rd & 4th Oct

  • Common mistakes in preparing tools of data collection and presentation of results
  • Challenges in field surveys and data collection

Participatory Evaluation and

10th & 11th Oct

  • Common Concepts of participation
  • Participatory evaluation methods
  • Participatory research and analysis

Data Analysis and Interpretation Introduction to JASP

17th & 18th Oct

  • Working with open source statistical analysis package
  • Building statistical evidences in practice

Data Visualization using Google Data Studio

31st Oct & 1st Nov

  • Thumb rules for powerful visual representations
  • Types and trends in data visualisation
  • Working with Google Data Studio

Essential Tools for Literature

7th & 8th Nov

  • Easy tactics – Use of online tools (Google Scholar, PubMed, JANE,
  • Reference management – Working with Mendeley Desktop

Writeshop For Rural Development Professionals

21st & 22nd Nov

  • Brainstorming the
  • Developing a case narrative
  • Live demonstration of writing reader friendly article


No Fees
Confirmation Charges ₹100

All the modules will run from
11.00 AM – 1.00 PM on the scheduled dates


Limited seats only!


VillageSquare is an integrated communications initiative that was started in 2016 to fill the void of rural representation in the national discourse. Voices from villages needed to be heard in the national arena. We have been doing this by informing, analyzing, engaging and promoting rural India among a wider audience. There is a need for a unified public service platform for independent and balanced news, views and data analyses on rural India.

We believe that there is need to engage with the youth — the millennials and the digital natives — on these issues. We have been bringing out stories of positive change and purposive struggle of rural people from across the country. We trust that you have been reading our past posts. We invite you to continue reading about the aspirations, struggles and success of people in rural India at

Even as India marches on its rapid development path, there is a need to turn the spotlight on the hinterlands of India and to include villagers in the development process, to enable taking our country forward. Transforming rural India by strategic interventions on the ground can only be sustained or expanded if there is a wider societal involvement. Currently there is clear informational gap among the youth, influencers and policymakers on issues that are important to people in the villages. VillageSquare has been fulfilling that lacuna.

VillageSquare carries on the intent with which it was started i.e. focusing on the impact of national and local policies on rural communities through detailed analyses by top development experts. We continue to identify and showcase stories of change led by communities, civil society and market players. We have published popular articles on public schemes such as Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana and NREGM, and their impact. VillageSquare will always maintain a sustained focus on the challenges and drivers of successful efforts of rural India.