About Us

The Indian growth story is marked with a very interesting paradox - accelerated economic progress on one hand and extreme social and economic inequity on the other.

It is in this context of impressive national economic growth, back-lit with lagging human development indicators that the government has prioritized 'inclusive growth'. The objective of this endeavour is to make all Indians including the most disadvantaged a part of the great Indian growth story. NCD's Development Sector Practice works in partnership with Governments, development agencies, civil society, philanthropists and the private sector who invest in the region’s social and economic growth priorities.

Our objective is to support our clients to make a positive impact towards achieving inclusive and sustainable socio - economic development and poverty reduction, achieved through efficient use of resources. We help clients to understand their impact, improve and optimise performance, manage their risk and pursue a value for money agenda. We provide innovative, high quality services to our clients and support them to scale up their solutions to address complex challenges of the South Asian region. Our ranges of services are broadly categorized under:

  1. Strategy Formulation
  2. Legal Support & Guidance
  3. Programme and Project Support
  4. Institutional Strengthening
  5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment
  6. Staffing & Human Resource Development

Our sector focus includes: public health, education, skills development, livelihoods and micro-finance, water and sanitation, community development, amongst others. Our mission is to develop objective, evidence-based approaches to our work by accessing the best of our network's expertise and knowledge, in order to strengthen our clients' ability to deliver impactful solution and sustainability.

About the Founder

Prof. Sanjay M. Vanani

With 10 years of extensive work experience from ideation to execution, setting up Navjivan Centre of Development ,to develop capacities in the field of development sector . It has been an exhilarating journey for him . He has a strong focus on governance and polices , works directly with senior management across the organization’s to define strategies and to lead activities to enable organization to unlock the potential hence deliver high impact social and business returns. Contribution to policy formulation, diverse stakeholder engagement, a prolific communicator with considerable experience working in business and NGO sector and have operated all over India. Prof. Sanjay thus very well networked and extensively travelled across the country and is planning to envisage his work in other developing countries too.

His areas of interests are NGO Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Start up Mentoring, Skill Development, Public Policy, and Political Management.

Prof. Sanjay Vanani is Master of Social Work from Saurastra University, Rajkot and Bachelor of Rural Studies with gold medal from same university. He also holds Diploma in Labour Laws & Practices from Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.

Prof. Sanjay specializes in nurturing aspiring social entrepreneurs and developmental professionals.

He has so far consulted around 500+ developmental organizations across India and continues to help organizations develop capacities in various manner .

He has served on the post of Honorary Director for Navjivan Education & Charitable Trust, Porbandar and worked with IGNOU as Academic Counselor for MSW program under Rajkot regional centre. At present he is Assistant Professor in Department of Social Work, Ganpat University, Kherva.

He has been invitee Member, National Executive Council of International Organization for Education Development, New Delhi. IOED is the International Diplomatic Mission and Working for Development and Peace.

Recently, He was invited as a guest for various radio talks by All India Radio Rajkot on burning social issues.

He also holds memberships in various professional organizational bodies like

Our Team

Our team comprises of individuals who are passionate about the development sector and are committed to be part of innovative 'change solutions'.

Our team member brings expertise in development economics, public health and nutrition, school & vocational education, rural development and sustainability, environment, water and sanitation, gender, public financial management and corporate social responsibility. Most team members have rich grass-roots as well as multi- sector experience.

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