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PRI-CBO Convergence


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PRI-CBO Convergence




The PRI-CBO Convergence approach is based on the premise that if institutions of the poor such as Community Based Organisations (CBO) and constitutionally mandated body like Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) collaborate with each other to work for the development of the village, they can significantly enhance the livelihood and social security of the vulnerable and poor. The PRI-CBO Convergence project builds capacities of PRI and SHG network to work together to strengthen the poor’s access to entitlements and enhance the public’s participation in local governance for improved service delivery. To achieve this, a cadre of motivated community individuals called Local Resource Group (LRG) are nurtured in partner States. The LRGs are expected to work towards enabling convergence of PRI and CBO for the development of the village. As part of the project strategy, the CBOs and PRI are introduced to participatory assessment, planning and monitoring tools to help local communities build awareness and plan for their access to schemes and benefits.



The PRI-CBO convergence project has been implemented in eleven states till now across India and includes states like Assam, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Tripura. Mizoram is the latest addition to the states where PRI-CBO convergence project has established its presence. At present, the project is functioning only in states like  Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Uttar Pradesh. 

No. of partner states   11
No. of Districts  50
No. of Blocks  92
No. of Gram Panchayats  950
No. of Mentors   60