There is wide perception among Dalit welfare organizations that development agencies are not doing enough to uplift Dalit or recruit Dalit youth into their organizations. It is also often heard that very low numbers of applications are received for announced vacancies and data of unemployed and educated Dalit youth suitable for jobs is not available. 

To remedy this situation, PDRC decided to establish and maintain a database of educated Dalit youth with the aim to help them gain employment. Anonymous data generated from DEED will be shared periodically with various stakeholders including Donors, UN agencies, INGOs, private organizations and government agencies for Dalit’s inclusive recruitment. 

In addition, this database also envisions equipping Dalit youths with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for the competitive job market.