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Client Type : Civil Society Organisation
Practice Area : NGO Engagement
Project Type : Monitoring & Evaluation , Research
Project Status : Completed Projects
Sectors : Public Health (Water and Sanitation, Health and Hygiene)

Client: Oxfam India

Timelines:April 2015-June 2015,

Scale:Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra

Objective:Oxfam India, with an aim to improve awareness and access to improved quality, affordable maternal health services and package of entitlements, has led the initiative to improve maternal health using the social determinant approach. The project interventions cater to both demand generation and supply side service delivery improvement to address the various issues that affect maternal health. The project has worked at multiple levels on women’s access to nutrition intra-household, healthcare awareness and demand, empowerment of women and delayed marriage; building community capacity for planning and demanding accountability of health delivery system; national and global advocacy for prioritising maternal health of the most marginalised.
With the project drawing to a close, Oxfam India is conducting an endline evaluation towards measuring project progress, understanding the processes involved and documenting the best practices, learnings and challenges faced in the project. NRMC has been appointed as the evaluation agency to undertake a primary survey to document the achievements of the project.

NRMC India’s Role:

NRMC is the evaluation partner of Oxfam for the current endline study towards measuring project progress, understanding the processes involved and documenting the best practices, learnings and challenges faced in the project. NRMC is responsible for the design of the research framework for the evaluation, development of the study tools, conduction of field work, data analysis and report writing.
  • Measure tangible milestones achieved and the reasons for achievement in the project
  • Assess which strategies worked well and which did not
  • The overall objectives of the evaluation are twofold:
    The study is embedded in a social determinants approach and uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to review the impact of the project to measure project’s work under safe delivery, nutrition, family planning and community participation. Given the objectives of the study, a pre-post empirical analysis along with a process evaluation using participative techniques with the community have been used to document the change and understand the project’s impact. Moreover, the evaluation findings will also assist advocacy at the policy level, for rights based approach towards access of public entitlements especially for the marginalised and the poor.