About Us

SIGMA Foundation is a ‘not for profit’ society. It was established in the year 2014 for serving the society in various ways with the initiative of Dr. M.N. Roy, the founder President of the society. It was decided to strengthen the activities for which the organization was registered under the West Bengal Society Registration Act in the year 2017 and was given the Registration No. S/M/ No. 5053 dated the 4th September of 2017-18. The head quarter of the organization is at Kolkata. It has offices in Patna, Bihar and Aurangabad, Maharashtra and have representatives in the state headquarters of Assam, Jharkhand and Rajasthan for coordination of projects taken up in those states. It is capable of taking up projects in any state of the country.
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Mission

To provide possible support to all the tiers of government to be inclusive, effective and efficient for improving their performance and use their resources for enhancing human wellbeing and attaining sustainable development.

Vision

Poverty free India with equity and justice, where each child can access opportunities to grow to his/her full potential, enjoy all the rights as citizen and be responsible for making the society better and sustainable.

Areas of work

The organization has specialization in disciplines related to various social and economic development. Its area of expertise includes Monitoring & Evaluation, application of ICT & real time mobile telephony and GIS in monitoring, analyses of big data generated through programme MIS and its interpretation for decision support, public health including sanitation, nutrition and mother and child healthcare, management of liquid and solid waste, management of drinking water supply along with quality monitoring, strengthening Panchayats and decentralized planning, alleviation of rural poverty, natural resources management and improvement of environment. It conducts research in all these fields and is also engaged in capacity building in all the said fields.

Our Competencies

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of projects and programmes is one of the important services delivered by SIGMA Foundation. It is very capable of designing web-enabled system having GIS backbone where necessary for monitoring. Developing Android run mobile telephony applications for capturing geo-tagged data from the (more…)

Data Analysis and Interpretation

The data management and analysis wing of the organization has long experience and proficiency in analysis of big data and helping the programme implementation authority for various decision support. The team has supported implementation of several national flagship programme like Swachh Bharat Mission (more…)

Sanitation, Public Health and Nutrition

The team of SIGMA Foundation is well experienced in providing support to implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission and the earlier national programmes on sanitation. It has expertise in conducting field studies to assess utilization of toilet facilities, change in attitude and behavior and (more…)

Drinking Water Management and Water Safety

The team of experts of SIGMA Foundation handling drinking water supply including quality and sustainability issues has implemented several projects involving drinking water supply management and water quality monitoring system. SIGMA Foundation has required expertise in establishing sound water quality monitoring system (more…)

Improving Local Governance and Decentralized Planning

SIGMA Foundation has a very experienced team for providing consultancy in strengthening governance, particularly at the local level and related building capacity. The team members havewide experience in working with Panchayats and designing and supporting institutional strengthening measures across many (more…)

Poverty Alleviation and management of natural resources

Staff members of SIGMA Foundation are well experienced in monitoring and evaluation of poverty alleviation programmes and livelihood development. The team has also expertise in management of natural resources for sustainable development and improving environment.
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What our clients say

This is to certify that SIGMA Foundation, Kolkata has successfully completed a study on Water Quality Monitoring System in Assam and have also provided training to the M&E officials of the PHE Department during the year 2017. The project was of value Rs. 10.34 lakh and was taken up for the State Government with financial support from UNICEF, Assam.

Director, WSSO, PHED, Assam

Director, WSSO, PHED, Assam

I would like to thank you for the work and appreciate you and your organization in achieving a truly first-class job on the Baseline survey of Sagar and Patharpratima Block. The workmanship, final result and timely completion are exactly what I had hoped for. Furthermore, they are fascinated by the friendly and smiling behavior, respect all the local officials.

Its been a pleasure working with your firm, and I would highly recommend your total operation, not only your work but your ability to keep within budget, and on a schedule.

Naihati ProLife

Naihati ProLife

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Our Skills

SIGMA Foundation has acquired formidable skill in all the fields covering its major activities. It has been working for monitoring and analysis of data captured through MIS of several flagship programmes and the team has gained huge analytical skill for analysis of big data and generating feedbacks for the implementing agencies for identifying and pre-empting areas of failures. Such feedbacks have been very effective in making interventions for course correction. SIGMA Foundation has taken up several socio-economic researches and the experience has been very useful is taking up more such works requiring more complex analysis. It is engaged in study of local governance in some states, which has added to its understanding and analytical capability of local governance research. SIGMA Foundation has imparted training in all the field of its activities and the team is now more experienced and have better skill in training and capacity building in monitoring and evaluation, local governance, implementation of sanitation programme and nutrition management.

Board of Directors

Dr. M.N. Roy

Dr. M.N. Roy

President

Dr.M.N.Roy did his M.Tech from Kolkata University and PhD in social science from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1980 and retired from the same as Additional Chief Secretary of the Govt. of West Bengal in the year 2012. He was President of Riddhi Foundation (more…)

Mr. Dilip Ghosh

Mr. Dilip Ghosh

Vice President

A former member of the Indian Administrative Service, Dilip Ghosh worked mostly in the areas of Health, Rural Decentralisation, Cottage and Small-Scale industries. He headed a number of Government and external agency-supported projects on decentralization and rural livelihood implemented by (more…)

Mr. Tapan Kumar Majumdar

Mr. Tapan Kumar Majumdar

Secretary

Mr. Tapan Kumar Majumdar had the wide experience of working in District Administration besides overseeing the performance of important flagship programmes of the Rural Development Department of the State Government.

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Latest news

Presentation in International Water Congress

SIGMA Foundation is going to present three technical papers on the august occasion of “XII International Water Congress” on 22-23rd November at, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Significantly, […]

Assessment of Management Practices and Functioning of the Rural Piped Water Supply Schemes Handed Over to the VWSCs: Survey in Nadia and Hooghly districts of West Bengal

Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) is responsible for installation and maintenance of rural piped water supply schemes (RPWSS). After the 73rd Amendment of the Constitution and gradual empowerment of the […]

Post Implementation Monitoring (PIM) & BASELINE Survey in Sheohar District of Bihar

Water For People, an international NGO working in the WASH sector entered into an agreement with SIGMA foundation  to conduct  a PIM and Base Line Survey in (i) Patharpratima and […]

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A message from our President

SIGMA Foundation started its journey in the year 2014 to serve the society as a self-financed social enterprise with voluntary effort. It became a “not for profit” registered society in the year 2017 to widen its scope of work in providing consultancy services, to conduct socio-economic research and to partner with other organizations for serving the people in various disciplines of socio-economic and natural resources development. A committed team of multidisciplinary professionals with long experiences have since joined the Foundation. The core area of expertise of the organization is embedded in its name, i.e., ‘Providing Support for Improving Governance and Monitoring Advancement’. This covers disciplines like (i) Monitoring & Evaluation of various programmes and projects, (ii) Application of ICT including mobile telephony and GIS in real time monitoring, (iii) Big data analysis, (iv) Improving delivery of services in sanitation, public health, nutrition and education, (v) Improving management of drinking water supply & water quality monitoring, (v) Ground water prospecting using remote sensing data for promoting water security, (vi) Improving governance, particularly at the local level, (vii) strengthening decentralization and participatory planning, (vii) Alleviation of poverty, promotion of livelihood and management of natural resources & environment etc. It is also very competent in building capacity, developing training materials and provide training in the said fields and providing IEC and BCC module preparation and monitoring support for various programme implementation. It has capability of taking up projects in the entire country as well as outside the country. So far, it has experience of working in states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Assam, Himachal, Bihar and Jharkhand. Being a knowledge based organization, it puts utmost effort in continuous learning and adoption of advance technologies for remaining in the forefront of knowledge, capability and competitiveness. Providing best quality services to its clients/partners, which ranges from various state governments, UN organizations, public sector agencies as well as Non-Government Organizations is a commitment of the organization. Maintaining ethics and integrity in all dealings are the core values cherished by every member of the team and as a group we are fully committed to work for the betterment of the society and its sustainability.
- Dr. M. N. Roy