Outline India was the India partner of an international study across Malawi, Ecuador, Panama and Rwanda and India to evaluate the effects of interventions aimed at combating child labor through a randomized control trial.
Adopting a mixed-methodology approach including focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, and surveys, we explored innovative ways of generating opportunities for vulnerable children and adults. Specifically, the analysis sought to understand ways of generating opportunities for a better standard of living among vulnerable children and adults, and to develop insight into changes or outcomes that might be directly attributed to the client’s intervention. The endline for the study is due in March 2018.
Outline India worked with Mathematica Policy Research, which is the MEL partner for Packard Foundation’s and Pathfinder International’s Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) program based in Bihar.
Our impact evaluation sought to gauge the knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy, demand for and uptake of contraceptive services and family planning, access to contraceptive and maternal health services, and sexual health and counseling services provided for both married and unmarried adolescents in Mahadalit communities. Given, the sensitive nature of the topic and its chief respondents, a major component of the study was dedicated to thorough tool review, pre-testing and translation to the local language and dialect to ensure appropriateness and relevance, followed by obtaining all necessary ethical approvals from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to data collection.
Outline India undertook a formative evaluation with WaterAid India to gauge the awareness and practices of hand hygiene and its importance across 64 villages.
The study, based in Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha and Chattisgarh, explored the presently existing hand hygiene practices at the individual and household level in rural communities. It sought to ascertain access to hand hygiene facilities at the household level and to identify the facilitators and barriers to hand hygiene practices. After extensive pre-testing and tool review, spot observations and in-depth interviews were conducted in 1280 households across 64 villages, operationalized using the mWater platform to record and analyze data.
Outline India has been commissioned to undertake a study aiming to compare outcomes across organic cotton farmers, better cotton farmers, and conventional cotton farmers being implemented by the C&A Foundation in Madhya Pradesh.
Given the lack of credible data on and studies that assess the social and economic impact of cotton farming, our study in collaboration with the American Institute of Research aims to provide insights into the potential effects of voluntary certification cotton production on farmer’s well-being. The study will be conducted in the state of Madhya Pradesh, as it produces about 27% of the global organic cotton and about 40 % of India’s organic cotton. We anticipate that a rigorous research study in this context is would be helpful not just in informing the C&A Foundation’s work in the area, but provide credible evidence to influence policy decisions both at the state and the national level. To achieve this goal, different aspects of education, health, and socio-economic outcomes will be measured of three types of cotton farmers, which are 1) organic cotton farmers, 2) better cotton farmers and 3) conventional cotton farmers.
We supported a project to establish and administer public-private partnerships (PPPs) between the health departments of Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, and private health service providers.
To ensure robust protocols and tools for designing, managing and monitoring ongoing and planned PPPs in these states, Outline India undertook a mixed-methods study, comprising of surveys and extensive in–depth interviews with ministry officials, hospital staff and health service beneficiaries. Moreover, to ensure smooth future operation of projects, tools were drafted for the monitoring and evaluation of PPPs, and a training program was also prepared and implemented for high level bureaucrats. This project was funded by the World Bank, in association with Sanigest International.
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