Training Manuals and Resource Book

Training Manuals and Resource Book

1. The Myrada Experience
By Aloysius P. Fernandez, April 4, 2018
Pages : 507





2.The MYRADA Experience
Alternate Management Systems for Savings and Credit of the Rural Poor First Edition: June, 1992 & reprints on May 9, 1993 & Jan 30, 1994. Second Edition on 1998.ALTERNATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SAVINGS AND CREDIT OF THE RURAL POOR. Second Edition.

This easy to read booklet of 150 pages explains MYRADA’s experience in developing and promoting the Self-help Affinity Group (SAG) strategy and its efforts to change policy to support this alternate credit management model.

Pages: 149.


3. The MYRADA Experience
A Manual For Capacity Building Of Self Help Affinity Groups (SAGs) First Edition: April 2000, Second Edition: June 2001 and Third Edition: March 2006.
This publication brings together a wealth of experience of MYRADA’s trainers. Though the title mentions self-help groups, it can be used for institutional capacity building for any community-based organization. It’s a friendly Manual to be used by field trainers engaged in training any CBO. It is widely used in several parts of India and abroad as it fulfils a long felt need.

Pages 204.




4. The MYRADA Experience
A Manual for Finance and Management Systems of Self Help Affinity Groups with Criteria for a Social Audit. Second edition, two new chapters have been added.
First print : October 1999, Second Print : October 2002, Third Print : January 2007; Fourth print : November 2011.
These guidelines have emerged from all MYRADA’s projects.

Pages 103.




5. The MYRADA Experience
Putting Institutions First – Even in Micro Finance January 2001 and revised reprinted: February 2003. Putting Institutions First – Even in Micro Finance.

Putting Institutions First –Even in Micro Finance is a small attempt to analyse the impact of the strategy adopted by MYRADA’s to use the management of credit as an empowering tool. The book draws from studies made by CATAD and Aga Khan Foundation as well as from studies conducted by MYRADA. The findings indicate that MYRADA should continue with its mission of Building Peoples Institutions, leaving the provision of micro finance to institutions meant primarily for this purpose like Commercial Banks and Regional Rural Banks. However with the recent pressures on these Banks that is making it increasingly difficult for them to service small loans even to Self Help Affinity Groups, MYRADA took the initiative to promote Sanghamithra.

Pages 279.




6. The Myrada Experience
A Short study of Non–Functioning Self Help Groups In Three Myrada Project Areas. Based on the Field work Report of Matthew Luke Osborne with an independent Case Study by Marianne Luders.

. Pages: 60.





7. NGO-Based Participatory Impact Monitoring of an Integrated Rural Development Project in Holalkere Taluk, Karnataka State, India. December 1998. Pages: 218.

University Humboldt, Berlin.

Centre for Advanced Training in Agriculture and Rural Development (CATAD).




8. Participatory Impact Monitoring of Self-help Groups and Watersheds a Users’ Handbook.
Feb 2002.
This users’ manual is based on an earlier seminal study called “NGO-Based Participatory Impact monitoring of an Integrated Rural Development Project in Holalkere Taluk, Karnataka State, India” which was conducted by a joint team from the University of Humboldt, Berlin and Myrada staff in Myrada’s Holalkere Project. This handbook has been used by field workers promoting Self Help Affinity Groups (SAGs) and Watershed Management Institutions. It gives detailed guidelines on how to assess important impacts in these two types of peoples’ institutions. This Manual is another small step towards Building Poor Peoples Institutions, which is the Mission of Myrada. The manual is the result of the efforts of Anke Schurmann from DWHH, Bonn, Germany, and a group of Myrada staff from Myrada’s Holalkere, Huthur and Germalam Projects. Pages : 175.




9. The MYRADA Experience
Including the Excluded A study of vulnerable Groups in Chitradurga district. Are SAGs the appropriate institutions to address the needs of the Vulnerable? – 2010. MYRADA and WHH, Germany. Pages: 73.




10. An Evaluation of Self Help Affinity Groups Promoted by MYRADA, by APMAS – Hyderabad, August 2009. Pages: 115.




11. Addressing the Complexities of Rural Livelihoods, MYRADA KVK, 1992 -2001
MYRADA – ICAR. Pages : 67.




12. An Operations Manual for CMRC Managers and Board Members of Community Managed Resource Centres (CMRCs)

An Operations Manual for CMRC Managers and Board Members of
Community Managed Resource Centres (CMRCs). December 2014. Pages: 48.




13. Legally yours know your rights.
Frequently asked questions.
January 2007. Pages: 47 pages in English and 40 pages in Kannda.




14. Sanghamithra – A Micro-finance Institution with a Difference – July 2004. A Micro-finance Institution with a Difference. The idea of Sanghamithra was born in 1993 but it was several years before the institution took on a distinct shape and identity, and several more before it could clear various legal hurdles and start lending operations. This period was one of discovering strengths, building visions, defining partnerships and establishing precedents. This publication traces in sensitive and elaborate detail all the processes that went into shaping Sanghamithra into a micro-finance institution with a difference. Pages: 130.





15. The MYRADA Experience
The Interventions of a Voluntary Agency in the Emergence and Growth of People’s Institutions for Sustained and Equitable Management of Micro- Watersheds. Second Edition -December, 1994 Reprint: April 2002
First edition: July 1993 and second edition: December 1994.

Pages: 147.

16. This publication describes MYRADA’s experience in developing a participative management strategy for micro watersheds. It is based on my MYRADA’s experience in Gulbarga a drought prone area in northern Karnataka. This pilot project was supported by the Swiss Development Cooperation in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka. It was perhaps the first instance where three partners (SDC,GoK and an NGO) were involved formally in intervention.
2nd Edition 1994 and reprint April 2002.
Pages: 100.





17. Enhancing ownership and sustainability. A resource Book on Participation April 2001; IFAD, ANGOC, IIRR and MYRADA.
Pages: 335.





18. Resource Management in Rainfed Dry lands An Information Kit – January 1997.
Published in 1997, this is a joint publication of IIRR (Philippines) and MYRADA. It contains papers submitted by 80 authors from Research Institutes, Universities, NGOs and individuals involved in dryland agriculture. This publication of 345 pages contains a wealth of information on the technical and management issues involved in dryland agriculture. Pages : 356





19.The MYRADA Experience
A Manual for Capacity Building of People’s Institutions Managing Watersheds -2004.)
A Manual for Capacity Building of People’s Institutions Managing Watersheds. This Manual is the result of close to two decades of work done by Myrada in building people’s institutions in the context of watershed development. It does not touch on technical aspects of watershed structures but is exclusively focused on the capacity building of watershed institutions – in particular, the watershed development association. The Manual is arranged in 6 Sections and 21 Modules of training that can be directly taken up with watershed institutions by field staff of the facilitating agency. Pages :338





20. Evaluation of Watershed Programme and LEISA March 2010.
NOVIB Core Grant Programme.
Pages: 135.





21. People’s Institutions Managing Natural Resource in the context of a Watershed Strategy. Aloysius P. Fernandez. March 2003.
Pages: 52.





22. Experiences of Livelihood Promotion Learning from the field of CASES OF MYRADA IN ACTION.
The Livelihood School, A BASIX

MYRADA Building Poor People’s
Institutions. April 2009. Pages: 123.





23. The Positive Path, using Appreciative inquiry in Rural Indian Communities.2001. Pages :44





24. A technical hand book on watershed implementation (Kannada).





25. A hand book of information on Anaemia (Kannada).





26. A hand book on family health (Kannada).





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