This report is focused on the Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) project learning, and forms part of the Innovation Round Three Lesson Learning reports. The goal of the Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) project is to create employment opportunities by enhancing the skills of individuals in making garments in the proposed working area.
A similar process has been followed during the preparation of each report. Chapter One was drafted to summarise the narrative of the project from design and inception through to completion. This chapter draws on the initial Project Memoranda as well as the output of independent reviews conducted during the course of the project. GUK was asked to submit relevant documents to inform this chapter and the chapter was reviewed and endorsed by the NGO project staff prior to finalisation. Chapter Two reports the output of an Impact Survey conducted according to a standard methodology for all Innovation Fund projects. This survey was undertaken by trained enumerators adopting a similar methodology to that used for the Scale Fund CMS3 instrument. The baseline census (CMS1) is used for before and after intervention comparisons. The Conclusion is a comparison between final project achievements and the original logical framework. The Annex includes a summary of the project exit strategy, a brief sub project financial profile, a summary of the project’s issues of scalability and overview tables of the revisions in the innovation and in beneficiary selection criteria.