TISS ( AESDII) Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India

Locations: Mumbai

Sponsor: TISS

 

Inspired by a vision to reform and transform the development sector in India through ‘reimagining futures’, the TISS AESDII (expanding to Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India) emphasises on greater convergence and collaboration, heightened professionalism, transparency, accountability and outcome-oriented work of both corporates as well as Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs).

As a knowledge consultant for both corporations and NPOs, TISS AESDII aspires to become a thinking doer, thought leader and enabler in the achievement of social impact.

TISS AESDII is incubated at the Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and works through the following four major verticals.

  1. TISS AESDII Empanelment: The TISS AESDII Empanelment is a model to evaluate, assess, accredit and build capacities of NPOs and Social Sector Organisations(SSOs) through robust multi-layered processes that stress adherence to several parameters, a combination of financial and programmatic. The TISS AESDII Empanelment framework seeks to identify credible and competent implementing partners for corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
  2. TISS AESDII Knowledge Sharing Network: Focusing on knowledge creation and dissemination through workshops, customised training programmes for development practitioners, conclaves and seminars, the TISS AESDII Knowledge Sharing Network brings together myriad perspectives. As an intersection among practitioners, academia, community and enterprises – this vertical seeks to promote a collaborative approach.

  3. TISS AESDII Programming: TISS AESDII Programming provides evidence-based support through research, advocacy, programme design, programme evaluation, strategic direction setting and social sector advisory to development organisations. Promoting a Results Based Management (RBM) approach across its activities, the Programming vertical lays emphasis on optimising social impact.

  4. TISS AESDII Proposal Bank: The TISS AESDII Proposal Bank seeks to be a resource hub of transformative ideas for social change. The TISS AESDII Proposal Bank is a repository of flagship proposals submitted by TISS AESDII certified development partners. The TISS AESDII Proposal Bank seeks to bridge skill, knowledge and resource gaps between development funders and implementing agencies.

Applications Invited - TISS AESDII Empanelment New

TISS Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India (TISS AESDII) is an attempt to create a model to evaluate, assess, accredit and build capacities of NPOs through a robust multi-layered scrutiny process that stresses adherence to ten major parameters, a combination of financial and programmatic, and are as follows:

  • Conceptual and Convergence Framework
  • Documentation and Presentation Framework
  • Structural and Operational Framework
  • Programmatic Framework
  • Competency and Change Framework
  • Governance and Organisational Framework
  • Financial Conformity and Compliance Framework
  • Internal Controls and Systems Framework
  • Financial Management and Presentation Framework
  • Financial Sustainability Framework

The intent of this framework/template is to serve as a means of capacity building of organisations. The idea is to promote collective, inclusive and participatory discussions among all organisational members.

The intent is to have organisations reflect and introspect on both success/outcomes and shortcomings/gaps and plan a road map for undertaking future initiatives.

The TISS Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India (TISS AESDII) is aimed at promoting and creating a level playing field for different types of organisations, with different models, scales, structures and ideologies. 

Organisational Eligibility Criteria for Empanelment Application:

Completion of minimum of 3 years from date of registration

Registered as a not for profit organisation only under any of the following:

  • The Societies Registration Act, 1860
  • The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
  • Indian Trusts Act, 1882
  • Trusts registered under Income Tax Act, 1961, for organisations in those States where registration of Trust is not mandatory
  • Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013
  • Any relevant Acts by State Legislations

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