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What are common practices utilized by NGOs in successfully implementing direct intervention in Mumbai [India] slum communities, and how can these commonalities be used to aid the further expansion of programming into other states and communities? I seek to understand the methodologies taught to nonprofit practitioners when examining their work. This will be through an analysis of general ideology, syllabi, and classroom instruction, as well as through most recent literature published at the institution. I will then meet with a number of local NGOs to see how this actualized in their work through their strategic planning and direct intervention procedures. I will devise a general assessment tool to measure discrepancy levels between methodology and actual fieldwork, and conduct interviews with professors and practitioners. I will then create a mapping from theoretical practices to real-life implementation to identify common points of success.