Hypothesis 1 predicted increases in participants' awareness of the costs of racism, with the use of the PCRW scale to measure outcomes.
However, according to the PCRW subscales, findings indicated no overall changes in participants' levels of fear and empathy.
The PCRW is a programme initiated by the then Ministry of Panchayat and Local Development (now known as the Ministry of Local Development), with the collaboration of the NBL, RBB, ADBN, UNICEF, and other line agencies in 1982.
As was mentioned earlier, the main aim of PCRW was to institutionalize into the overall government infrastructure the development needs of women.
Another problem with the programme is the high cost of service delivery with the World Bank estimating that the PCRW would have to raise their lending rates of interest to 72.
The PCRW is also facing problems with a high rate of staff turnover, which can also be seen as raising the costs of operations due to the expense associated with the training of new people.
As was seen from the descriptions of the SFDP and PCRW, poor management has been a major factor affecting the performance of these programmes.
The PCRW, on the other hand, has a problem with a limited number of field staff, which acts as an impediment to the expansion of the programme.
While the SFDP and PCRW conceptually have linkages with line agencies, the actual practice has seen little cooperation between the SFDP and PCRW with line agencies and has thus contributed negatively to their overall performance.