The collaboration and partnership role of ARAVALI, not otherwise available with
other institutes, puts it into a unique positional advantage:
Building Environment for
To create an enabling environment for collaboration between the voluntary sector, PRIs, Government and
other stakeholders, ARAVALI helps in providing a platforms for dialogue on various issues related to
government policies and its regulation. It also facilitates in bringing diverse and at times conflicting
views so as to understand and sort out the issues relating to partnership management for better
implementation of programmes and activities at the state, regional and district level.
ARAVALI works on a range of issues from facilitating a state policy for the voluntary sector, helping
government departments plan their initiatives with the voluntary sector and negotiating roles with them.
ARAVALI sees this as an important area of work especially in facilitating partnerships between and among
government, Research Bodies, private sector and the voluntary agencies in the social sector.
Capacity Building of Voluntary
To enhance the understanding and capacities of the voluntary organisations, ARAVALI with the long
experience of nearly 2 decades has with it ready and developed approaches based packages as programme
offering in field of development sector and livelihood programmes. These packages and learnings support
the NGOs to help understand the envisage roles that they need to see for themselves while preparing or
drafting any programme on human resource development or support and further enhance their perspective on
resource management to develop their operating systems and process, here also the major thrust for
support by ARAVALI is towards small locally evolved organisations set up by people with keen interest on
addressing development issues.
Promotion of Development
Innovations & Their Up scaling
ARAVALI has been continuously endeavouring to promote development innovations innovated by ARAVALI,
NGOs, CBOs, Research and development Institutions. Sharing of innovations is being done through regional
and state level Learning Exchange Workshops, publishing of innovation in leaflet series titled â€œPehal
Longon Kiâ€ and publishing leaflets, booklets and process manual. ARAVALI promotes development
innovation through their inclusion in the programming of partner organisations, developing projects and
programs of ARAVALI and through advocacy for inclusion in mainstream programs and projects of the
Standards and Self-Regulation
ARAVALI has identified this as a new and important area of work. ARAVALI aims to work with partners
towards raising sector standards thereby ensuring an effective and vibrant voluntary sector. ARAVALI is
expanding its membership base and also linking up with existing networks to share the concerns of
self-regulation and strengthening the governance and capacities of the voluntary sector. It also aims to
promote the principle of transparency, efficiency and accountability and strives to promote them in
civil society organizations.
Policy and Strategic Research
ARAVALI undertakes quality research studies and proactively identifies new relevant areas that require
research for policy and practice interventions. Efforts are also made to take forward the outputs and
make them available and actionable by different stakeholders. These research studies enable ARAVALI to
provide services like providing information and knowledge base on key priority sectors, emerging
development issues, inputs to policy dialogues and practices.