Workshop Date: 12/4/2023
Location: Piramal Office, Bangalore
This one-day project workshop involved two main components: the playing of the Solemnly Resolve game and a presentation on E-QLT (Enhanced Quality of Life Tool).
Solemnly Resolve is a game designed to help participants experientially learn about implementing the values stated in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution within real-life political situations and decision-making. The game assigns different roles, such as journalist, citizen, and politician, and presents various legal case studies for negotiation and learning.
The second component of the project focused on presenting E-QLT, an innovative tool developed by Fields of View. E-QLT is designed to assess vulnerabilities and integrate social protection measures for households. It analyzes factors such as demography, income, expenditure, and access to social protection measures to provide valuable insights into a household’s vulnerability level. The tool considers various dimensions of vulnerability, including finance, caste, gender, education, health, and social capital, which form an intricate web of vulnerabilities.
E-QLT utilizes a system dynamic modelling approach to represent a household’s state and calculates a Social Protection Score based on parameters like demography, income, expenditure, and access to social protection measures. The Social Protection Score, similar to a credit score, measures the intensity of vulnerability and identifies the most effective schemes and benefits to enhance social protection. The tool simulates shocks and assesses the impact of schemes on households, enabling policymakers to make informed decisions and address gaps in social protection. E-QLT also facilitates the crafting of targeted strategies for comprehensive social protection.
Key Features of E-QLT:
- Simulates shocks and assesses the impact of schemes on households.
- Enables policymakers to make informed decisions and address gaps in social protection.
- Facilitates the crafting of targeted strategies for comprehensive social protection.
- Uses system dynamic modelling to represent a household’s state.
- Considers parameters like demography, income, expenditure, and access to social protection measures.
- Calculates a Social Protection Score with three dimensions: Health, Education, and Finance.
- Scores are derived by running the model for 10 years, calculating monthly Social Protection Scores.
- Temporality and intensity of vulnerability are understood through this approach.
- Households with a Social Protection Score below 300 are considered vulnerable.
The workshop was aimed at creating awareness and understanding about implementing constitutional values and strengthening social protection measures for households. By engaging participants through the Solemnly Resolve game and providing insights into the E-QLT tool, the project sought to enhance decision-making capabilities and foster targeted strategies for comprehensive social protection.
The project successfully achieved its objectives within the designated execution day, allowing participants to gain hands-on experience in navigating political situations and decision-making, while also familiarizing them with the E-QLT tool and its potential to enhance social protection measures.
The project was conducted offline at the Piramal Office in Bangalore, ensuring a conducive environment for effective learning and engagement among the participants.
Overall, the workshop proved to be an impactful initiative in promoting constitutional values and strengthening social protection measures, benefiting both the participants and the broader community.