FIN Services

FIN offers professional research and accompaniment services for projects dealing with Waste management, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Hygiene Behaviour and associated engagements. We welcome expressions of interest from firms, public agencies, universities and other NGOs.

We are a multidisciplinary team with expertise in economics, management, public policy, administration and communications.

Note that all funds generated net of costs go towards making toilets, public waste bins and interventions for building community engagement in contexts of deep poverty.

1. Design and Stewardship of WASH (water, waste management, sanitation, and hygiene behaviour) projects for corporate social responsibility programmes

We have worked in the past with: Fusion Waste Management Consultancy, Powertec Engineering India.

2. Creative workshops to promote WASH awareness and capacity building

We have worked in the past with:  FINISH Society and the NCSTC, Government of India.

3. Training

We have worked in the past on: Training workshops of surveyors to gather information on 2400 households on WASH capabilities in four Indian states as collaborating partner of FINISH society.

4. Evidence based Policy/Strategy research

We have worked in the past with: Government of India (Ministry of Urban Development, Department of Science and Technology)

As a service provider our differential can be understood as follows.

Organizational culture: We have a ‘social’ mission like a public sector organisation and at the same time we function like a consultancy wherein we understand that ‘time is money’ and respect deadlines.

Research culture: As an action-research unit, we go for ‘rigour’, ‘comprehensive analysis’, ‘truth-telling’ and ‘impact understanding’, while as an activist group, we are ‘change makers’ for ‘positive transformations’ and not just ‘talkers’ or ‘writers’ or ‘researchers’.

Solution design: We believe that actions/solutions must be simple while taking into account complexity. They must be environmentally friendly and socially just to effectively promote social welfare.

Our source of credibility: We are a small group and we intend to stay that way to ensure flexibility, speed, transparency and accountability.