ASHA recognizes the need for collaboration between the three sectors of Government, Corporate, and Civil Society to face the challenges of poverty and development and bring about more rapid and more sustainable development of society. ASHA has been in the forefront of this concept in this region and has been involved in quite a few pilot partnerships.
ASHA participated in the Global pilot activity of Sustainable Livelihoods Assessment under Sarshatali Coal Mining Project - A partnership involving Government Administration, the corporate CESC / ICML and local self-government (Panchayats) initiated by Business Partners for Development (BPD), London. We are part of the Mentor – faculty for the course on Partnerships organized by the Overseas Development Institute and currently by the International Business Leaders Forum, United Kingdom for the last few years. It was also a local partner for the
South Asia Cohort organized at New Delhi, India in 2007. ASHA has undertaken many evaluations including Review of Public Private Partnership initiatives of Department of Health & family Welfare, Government of West Bengal as well as evaluation of a Mumbai slum health project between an NGO and the Local Municipal Corporation.
ASHA has been a Core Committee Member for development of Guidelines on Community Development for Small, Medium and Large Mining Companies under the aegis of Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI). We have also implemented a Comprehensive development of Women & Children in the urban slums of Garden Reach under Kolkata Municipal Corporation with support from Municipal Corporation and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC).
We have also implemented a community development initiative for Neighbourhood Communities of IOC Oil refinery supported by Praxair India Pvt. Ltd. in Jagatsingpur district, Odisha.