Mathematica Policy Research
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.
The Sashakt program currently being implemented at the pilot phase by Pathfinder International aims to meet the specific needs of unmarried and married Mahadalit adolescents (aged 15 -19 years) in improving their long-term Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) outcomes. The program will support the government’s rollout of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program by providing program-monitoring as well as training support to block and district officials. 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.