Swanirvar Dal Parichaalonar Sampurna Sahaj Path
(Basics of Self Help Group Management).
This is a simple guidebook on SHG Promotion and Management, Boosting up Group Dynamics, Book Keeping, Grading, etc. useful for nurturing SHGs. The guidebook is for the SHG leaders, facilitators and trainers. Major contents of this book are : Basics of SHG, Meeting of SHG, Dynamics of SHG, Bank Account of SHG, Savings Mechanism of SHG, Internal Loan Mechanism of SHG, Bank Loan for SHGs, Accounts and Records Keeping for SHGs, Monitoring and Evaluation of SHGs, Appendix. This book is available in both - Bengali & Hindi.
Year of Publication (Revised Edition) 2010, Number of pages 80.
Swanirvar Daler Swamullyan Chart
(Self Evaluation Chart for Self Help Groups).
This is basically a Training Material for the SHG members, leaders, facilitators and trainers. This calendar-sized chart contains indicators and scoring mechanism for SHGs in a colorful but simple pictorial form which, even a semi-literate could use confidently for evaluating a Self Help Group and identifying the weak areas for further improvement.
Year of Publication (Revised Edition) 2010, Number of page 1.
Swanirvar Daler Mullyan Sahayieka
(Guidelines for Self Evaluation or Rating of Self Help Groups).
This booklet for the SHG leaders, facilitators and trainers contains topics like: Objectives of the Manual, General Instructions for Evaluation, Indicator-wise Evaluation, Grading and Selection of SHGs for Sanctioning Revolving Fund.
Year of Publication (Revised Edition) 2008, Number of pages 10.
Prosnottre Swanirvar Dal
(FAQ on Self Help Group).
Thisis a General resource material in a booklet form for the SHG leaders, facilitators and trainers. This simple booklet provides answer of most of the questions one could ask about SHGs. Thus the booklet, if read carefully, would enable the reader to answer all SHG-related questions. The booklet could also educate the facilitators and trainers.
Year of Publication (Revised Edition) 2009, Number of pages 16.
Swanirvar Daler Bank Account Parichalanar Sahaj Path
(Basics of Bank Account Management of Self Help Groups).
This is a general resource material in Bengali for the SHG members, leaders, facilitators and trainers. The major content of this booklet includes: Operation of Savings Account, Grading and Cash Credit Management, Introduction to Project and Term Loan.
Year of Publication 2012, Number of pages 36.
Swanirvar Daler Bohirnirikhha
(External Audit Manual for SHGs).
This is a General resource material in Bengali developed to foster the Sector Own Control Movement. This is developed for the SHG Leaders, PLF Leaders, Facilitators, Auditors and Trainers. Major topics covered in the booklet are : External Audit for SHGs, Why External Audit is needed for the SHGs Appointment of an Auditor, Qualifications of an Auditor, Work of an Auditor, Report of the Auditor.
Year of Publication 2010, Number of pages 15.
Swanirvar Daler Sara Bacharer Porikalpona
(Annual Planning for Self Help Groups in Bengali).
This book is for the SHG and Federation Members, Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers. This is basically a format that facilitates the SHG members to prepare the Annual Plan of the group.
Year of Publication 2011, Number of pages 3.
MIS Format for Self Help Groups
This is a General resource material for the SHG Members and Leaders, Facilitators, NGO Workers, Cluster & Federation Leaders. This easy to understand and maintain Blank MIS Format enables the members to preserve and provide the required information not only for monitoring and evaluation but also for keeping the members aware about their roles and responsibilities.
Year of Publication 2007, Number of pages 10.
Khelte Khelte Sekha
(Flip Chart Depicting the reasons behind joining Self Help Groups for the poor women living in rural areas).
This is a Training Material for the potential SHG members, facilitators and trainers and the chart actually explains why the poor women should form SHGs.
Year of Publication (Revised Edition) 2009, Number of pages 5.
Swanirbhar Dal... Unnato Jiban
(Flip Chart Depicting the Good and Bad Practices for the Members of SHG and Status of Rural Women in the Contemporary Society).
This is actually a Training Material for the SHG members, leaders, facilitators and trainers and it contains pictures depicting good and bad practices for the Members of SHGs and Status of Rural Women in the Contemporary Society.
Year of Publication (Revised Edition) 2009, Number of pages 20.
Swadashyader Byaktigata Sanchayer O Riner Passboi
(SHG Members’ Personal Savings and Loan Passbook).
This is a General resource material for the SHG Members. Basically, it is a blank format of SHG members’ Savings and Loan Passbook in a ledger form which the members of SHGs could easily understand and maintain.
Year of Publication (Revised Edition) 2010, Number of pages 16.
This is basically a Campaign material for the potential SHG members and Leaders in the form of a Video CD that narrates the life of a rural woman and shows how through forming Self Help Groups, the rural women could get rid of their crisis and get empowered. This is available in Bengali and Hindi.
Year of preparation 2005, Duration: 44 minutes.
Khelte Khelte Shekha
(Hand Holding Training).
This is a Training Material on Social Aspects and Record Keeping of SHGs for the SHG Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers in the form of a Video CD in Bengali.
Year of preparation 2005, Duration: 68 minutes.
Swanirbhar Daler Sandhane
(In search of SHG).
This is a Training Material on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Self Help Groups for the SHG Members and Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers. In this Video CD in Bengali, the anchor, in the light of some actual practices adopted by the SHGs, analyses the various aspects of such good practices to show how a good SHG could evolve with the desirable characteristics. Also, it helps in monitoring SHG activities and generating accountability of its members. This is particularly suitable for SHG members with lower level of literacy.
Year of preparation 2004, Duration: 26 minutes.
Sangha O Mahasangha
(Primary and Secondary level Federation).
This is a Training material on basics of Primary (Cluster) and Secondary level Federation Formation and Role of the Leaders. This Video CD in Bengali is for the SHG Members and Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers and it has narrated two case studies of actually working Clusters and Federations. The film brings out the elements of Clusters and Federations and the issues they deal with.
Year of preparation 2006, Duration: 43 minutes.
Swanirbhar Daler Bhaalo Mondo
(CARD Games on SHG for Playing and Learning about Good Practices of SHGs).
This is a General resource material for the SHG Members, Leaders and Federation Managers. It is a set of 26 pairs of playing cards depicting good and bad practices of SHGs. It is meant for playing and learning about good practices of SHGs. Each pair has one good aspect and one bad aspect; the play is to identify and match them.
Year of Publication 2010.
Sangha Parichalanar Sahaj Path
(Basics of PLF or Cluster Management).
This is basically a Trainers' Resource Manual for the PLF Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers. Major Content includes : Introduction of Cluster or PLF, Meetings of Cluster, Nurturing SHGs and Sub Clusters, Office Management, Annual Planning of Clusters, Planning Capacity Building Programmes, Monitoring and Evaluation of SHGs, Communication and Linkages Establishment, Bye-law of Cluster, Conflict Resolution, Entry Fee and Subscription Management, Introduction to Livelihood, Banking Aspects and Credit Management, Brief Outline of NRLM.
Year of Publication 2011, Number of pages 121.
Upa Sangha Gathan O Parichaalonar Sampurna Sahajpath
(Basics of Sub Cluster Formation & Management).
This is a Training Material in Bengali on Sub Cluster Formation & Management including MIS Formats. This is developed for the SHG Leaders, PLF Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers. Major topics covered includes : Introduction, Basics of Sub Cluster, Process of Forming Sub Cluster, Major Activities of Sub Cluster, Sub Cluster Management, With whom Sub Cluster shall develop linkages, FAQ of Sub cluster, Appendix.
Year of Publication 2010, Number of pages 36.
Mahasangher Abbhontarin Nirikhha
(Internal Audit Manual for Federations).
This is a General resource material in Bengali developed to foster the Sector Own Control Movement. This is for the Federation Leaders, Facilitators, Trainers and Auditors and the major topics covered are : Internal Audit for Federations, Why Audit is needed, Role of the External Auditor, Benefits of Internal Audit, Qualifications for an Internal Auditor, Functions of the Internal Auditor, Audit Report of the Internal Auditor of a Federation.
Year of Publication 2010, Number of pages 20.
(Importance of Savings).
This is a General resource material in Bengali developed to foster the Sector Own Control Movement. This is for the SHG and Federation Members, Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers and the major topics covered in the booklet are : Individual Savings : Why we need to save, Asset creation through Savings, Where to Save, How much to Save. Group Savings : Security of Savings, How to increase the Savings of a Group, How to retain faith on the Group for a long time, Impact of Savings on the Village.
Year of Publication 2010, Number of pages 24.
(Importance of Credit).
This is a General resource material developed to foster the Sector Own Control Movement. This is for the SHG and Federation Members, Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers. The major issues covered in this booklet are : Why to take Loan, Economic Progress through utilizing Loans, From where to take loan, Determining the Rate of Interest, Repayment of Loan, How to reduce the risk of a loan.
Year of Publication 2010, Number of pages 28.
(Story of Champa).
This is a Sensitization material on Micro Enterprise Development for the SHG and Federation members. Basically, it is a pictorial Story of a rural woman who attempted to promote a micro enterprise in Bengali.
Year of Publication 2009, Number of pages 17.
Gramer Jibika Bikash Parikalpanai Sahabhagi Sthanio Somikkha
(Livelihood PRA Tools in Bengali).
This is a collection of few simple tools for conducting Participatory Rural Appraisal before initiating Livelihood Interventions in a village in Bengali.
Year of Publication 2012, Number of pages 31.
Unnayan Prosonge Logical Framework Approach
(Logical Framework Analysis in the context of Development).
This is a General Resource Material for the NGO Workers, Federation Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers. The major topics covered in this easy-to-understand material are : Introduction to Logical Framework Analysis, Major Components of LFA, Limitations of LFA, How to Prepare LF - Basic Concepts, Participant Analysis, Problem Analysis, Objective Analysis, Alternative Analysis, Identification of the major Project Components, Identification of the Assumptions and Risks, Objectively Verifiable Indicators, Means of Verification, Project Proposal Development from LF, Some Comments on Practical Application of LFA – LFA and LF, LF and Budget, LF and Activity Planning, LF and Monitoring & Evaluation, Systematic and Detailed M & E Planning.
Year of Publication 2010, Number of pages 46.
Bharater Nadi-Sanyog Parikalpana: Nana Chokhe
This is a Collection of articles on the Interlinking of Rivers in India – translated in Bengali by Madhab Bandyopadhyay and had been edited by Kalyan Rudra.
Year of Publication 2004, Number of pages 144.
Bird-Flu Hoite Sabdhan(Be aware of Avian Influenza).
This is a general awareness promotional material that has been published through financial support from UNICEF. The booklet is basically a Frequently Asked Questions on Avian Influenza in Bengali for the Backyard Poultry Owners, Health Workers, NGO Workers and Volunteers or anybody who is interested to know the basics of Avian Influenza or Bird – Flu.
Year of Publication 2011, Number of pages 11.
This is a simple IEC Material in Bengali on the basics of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-related issues developed for the rural poor with support from Water For People India.
Year of Publication 2010, Number of pages 16.
Traditional Early Warning Systems in West Bengal
This is the output of a study conducted by SPADE-Kolkata. Major contents include: Background, Rationale, Objective, Methodology, History of Flood in West Bengal, Disaster Prevention and Disaster Preparedness, Flood Impact, Forecasting, Warning, Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning in the State of West Bengal, Traditional Beliefs and Early Warning – Behavior of Animals and Nature, Case Study on Traditional Early Warning System in Nadia, Malda and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal, Conclusion. The Study was sponsored by OXFAM (India) Trust.
Year of Publication ****, Number of pages 21.
Traditional Early Warning Systems in Assam with Reference to Dhemaji District
This is a collaborative study and documentation jointly conducted by Rural Volunteers Center, Akajan, Assam and SPADE, Kolkata. Major contents of the document are: Backdrop of the Present Study, Methodology for the Present Study, General Observations from 10 Focus Group Discussions, List of the Traditional Beliefs & Observations as Flood Early Warning, Best Practices, Some other Emerging Issues, Peoples’ Recommendations. The Study was sponsored by OXFAM (India) Trust.
Year of Publication ****, Number of pages 9.
Bannaya Mokabilai Schooler Chatra – Chatrira
(School Students in Encountering Flood).
This is basically a Manual for Preparedness to encounter flood for the students of VIIth to Xth Standard. Major contents include: Basics of Encountering Flood, Water Purification, Tube well Cleaning, Preparation and Use of ORS, Construction of Temporary Toilets, Family Survival Kits, Basics of First Aid, Life Jacket Preparation, Developing an Early Warning System, Vulnerability Survey, Participatory Rural Appraisal, etc. The manual was developed by SPADE jointly with Sanskriti O Samaj Unnyan Parishad, Malda and was sponsored by OXFAM (India) Trust.
Year of Publication 2004, Number of pages 84.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Related KABP Assessment in West Bengal
There is increasing recognition within the international aid community that improving the health of poor people across the world depends upon adequate understanding of the socio-cultural and economic aspects of the context in which public health programs are being implemented. Such information has typically been gathered through various types of cross-sectional surveys, the most popular and widely used method being the KABP Survey. The present study assumes that each individual has her or his own Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior and Practices regarding issues related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Thus, in the present study, KABP has been considered as an individual characteristic. Separate scales have been developed for measuring Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior and Practice and the study was conducted at Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The study was a collaborative effort of SPADE and Water For People.
Year of Publication 2011, Number of pages 136.
(Dictionary of Micro Finance).
This is a General resource material in Bengali for the SHG Leaders, PLF Leaders, Facilitators and Trainers. Basically, this is a Dictionary of terms and phrases used in Micro Finance.
Year of Publication 2008, Number of pages 168.
Dictionary of Micro Finance
It is a compilation of 1000 words related to micro finance in English. Apart from providing the usual meaning of the terms, link words are also provided wherever needed. This is for the academicians, students, trainers, Govt. Officials at the Block and State level, etc.
Year of Publication 2002, Number of pages 127.
Resource Directory on Micro Finance
This is for those SHPIs who are running SHG-based Micro Finance Program. It contains addresses of important funding agencies, Financial Institutions, NABARD, different Schemes of the Govt. for SHGs, RBI Circulars, Insurance Products, Training Materials, IEC materials, etc.
Swalpa Bitta Jaruri Tattha
(Resource Directory on Micro Finance in Bengali).
It is a comprehensive resource directory of Micro Finance in Bengali for those who are working in the areas of Self Help Group-based Micro Finance.
Year of Publication 2004, Number of pages ***.