Since its inception, along with systematic involvement in effective coordinated action at various levels such as local, state and national, SATHI has also been involved in a range of action research initiatives, as relevant to the emerging advocacy activities. Rather than being only Academic research, this has directly strengthened initiatives for people’s rights to health care and food security.
SATHI team involves itself in all stages right from the conceptualization to data collection, analysis and report writing. The component of utilizing the research findings for advocacy purposes is envisaged right at the planning stage. Usually the process especially the data collection is undertaken in co-ordination with local partner organizations. SATHI also undertakes compilation of policy briefs and position papers based on analysis of secondary data.
Although there is a dedicated research team, this team works in tandem with the Action team, and the work flows seamlessly across the teams.