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A drone shot from one of Newsworthy.Studio's documentary films for World Bank on India's rural roads scheme.

Documenting the transformative impact of the World Bank-supported Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY, India’s flagship rural roads scheme)—Newsworthy.Studio worked on nine observational documentary films across Rajasthan, Meghalaya and Jharkhand to showcase the tangible impact of the construction and upgradation of all-weather roads on lives and livelihoods of people.

The Challenge

Humanise the impact of building rural connectivity

The Outcome

Issue-centric documentary films showcasing first-person narratives and data

Capturing PMGSY’s Impact: Nine Documentary Films

These documentary films employ a blend of journalistic and filmmaking techniques to depict the transformations brought about by enhanced road connectivity. They highlight the positive effects on school education, particularly for girls, tourism, small entrepreneurship, healthcare accessibility and administration. Through a careful stitching of data-driven insights and first-person narratives, these documentary films serve as long shelf-life communication tools. They effectively convey the real and immense impact of schemes like PMGSY.

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A drone shot from one of Newsworthy.Studio's documentary films for World Bank on India's rural roads scheme.

The World Bank

Putting a human face on policy & data

Interviews & Panels. Storytelling & Reportage. Videos & Documentaries.

Closeup of an old woman smoking—taken from the Gender Curriculum & Media Fellowship designed by Newsworthy.Studio for Global Health Strategies.

Global Health Strategies

Reimagining how we talk about gender

Curricula & Pedagogy Design. Fellowship Design.

A graphic with a red background, and with elements of a QR code, silhouettes of workers, a city skyline, outline of trees and a mic in the centre. Part of Newsworthy.Studio trainings design for Oxfam India on business responsibility.

Oxfam India

A digital module on business responsibility

Training Design & Implementation. Videos & Documentaries. Websites & Microsites.