Poverty Learning Foundation

Our Vision

Fostering pragmatic thinking and supporting innovations for inclusive development and growth.

Our Mission

Undertaking cutting-edge research and analysis to generate ideas, evidence, solutions and frameworks that facilitate sustainable and inclusive development.

Our Objective

To transfer knowledge, to provide strategic advisory, to drive transformation

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Shri S.P Tucker IAS (Retd.) is the Chairman and Chief Mentor of Poverty Learning Foundation (PLF). As th Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, he played a pivotal role in building Vision for the newly formed state, setting up the Vision Management Unit, designing Smart Village and Smart Ward Programme and initiating measures...

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A study for mapping of vocational training institutes at district levels in AP and Telangana states- to disseminate information across youth advocates (2019)

This study mapped Vocational Training Institutes in AP and Telangana with a view to disseminate the information to the youth to ensure improved access to vocational courses.

State Action Plan for Elimination of Child Marriages in the states of AP and Telangana (2019)

A state action plan is being developed through the project to eliminate child marriages in the states of AP and Telangana by 2030.

Study for analysis of Job Oriented Vocational Training from the perspective of young women in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana State (2019)

This study undertook the skill gap analysis of privately-run vocational trainings and skill development courses and presented the action plan for furthering skilling agenda for young women in both the states.

Process Evaluation of Apollo Total Health CSR Interventions (2019)

The project sought to understand and assess the impact of CSR interventions of Apollo Total Health in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

Programme Management support in implementation of Indo-German watershed Development Programme in AP-NABARD/RODECO (2007-14)

Under this programme project management support for rehabilitation of watersheds and regeneration of natural resources in combined Andhra Pradesh was offered.

Social accounting of livelihoods advancement business school (LABS) (2005-07)

Adopting a 360-degree approach the project assessed the livelihood outcomes of the skill development programme of Dr. Reddy's Foundation.


  • Planning and Implementation of NREGS in Madhya Pradesh- A Process Study- (Monograph) (2010)

    The study undertaken in six districts of Madhya Pradesh tries to understand the processes that have gone into the planning and implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and also quantify the benefits that have accrued to the participating workers families.

  • Comprehensive Study of Impact of Investment in Watersheds in Karnataka (2012)

    The study, which covered 65 watersheds in 14 districts of Karnataka, was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of investment in watershed projects through quantifying the beneficial outcomes of the projects.

  • Baseline Report of Survey of Minor Irrigation Tanks below 40 ha in 10 districts of Andhra Pradesh (2008)

    The study was undertaken with the objective of evaluating the state-of-the-art schemes in 10 districts of combined Andhra Pradesh and to understand the potential and impact of Lift Irrigation Schemes in irrigating cultivable areas.

  • Effectiveness of Micro-Finance Programmes in Reducing Vulnerability to Debt Bondage in Andhra Pradesh (2007)

    The report was published as a part of a study to assess the impact of micro-finance projects in combined Andhra Pradesh on reducing vulnerability to debt bondage of the member households.

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