Why We Exist
At a time, when the world has achieved much progress on the economic and social fronts, deepening poverty of an evolving nature and degradation of the environment in an unprecedented manner have also confronted it. At the same time, in an effort to break the cycle of poverty and marginalization, there have been cases of expensive interventions swelling the vulnerability of targeted population segments. Consequently, the ability to tap from the lived realities of the people and a capacity to use such data to inform sustainable human development interventions and improve the wellbeing of society is increasingly becoming critical. Both policy makers and development workers now realize the need to know clearly and understand intricately how their practices contribute to the targeted outcome; in other words the human rights value-added to the target by the intervention.
The Seed Institute is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of efforts to promote sustainable human development for the people living in poverty and marginalized in a complex, changing, and unpredictable environment. We pursue this goal by constantly increasing access to knowledge and understanding of how to best achieve positive change by them, with them and for them.