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ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP CELL FOR THE HEALTH MINISTRIES OF UTTAR PRADESH AND KARNATAKA

Client:

Health Ministry of UP and Karnataka

Geography

Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka


Sectors

Governance, Health


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.  

Comparing Differences In Child Health Outcomes By Religious Affiliation

Client:

Brandeis University

Geography

Kerala


Sectors

Health, Governance, Child Nutrition


Outline India investigated the relationship between child undernourishment and religious affiliation in India.

Informed by in-depth interviews in rural Kerala with Hindu, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and with households of the same communities, the study examined the interrelationship between religion and the high rate of stunting and wasting among Indian children. The study provided insight into the likely dietary restrictions encountered by a child in their early growing years and its association with religious identity. 

ASSESSMENT OF THE ORGAN DONOR NETWORK ACROSS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS

Client:

Organ India

Geography

Delhi/NCR


Sectors

Health, Governance


We evaluated the organ donor industry to identify the best practices in countries governed by a system of centralized organ registry, and draw lessons for the organ donor market in the Delhi/NCR region.


For this study, Outline India conducted extensive secondary research into historical developments in the organ transplant industry, and in-depth interviews with transplant surgeons and coordinators associated with public and private hospitals including renowned specialists who have helped in setting up the Transplant of Human Organs Act in India.

These findings were further probed through statistical analyses of responses, based on key metrics. Through the insights gathered, recommendations were made to redress the problem of organ wastage in India.

NEED ASSESSMENT STUDY IN MAHARASHTRA: EARLY GRADE READING

Client:

Sesame Street Workshop Initiative

Geography

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh


Sectors

Education, Technology Enabled Learning


The Post Implementation Monitoring Survey (PIMS) was developed and executed by Outline India to assess the long-term sustainability of WASH infrastructure in communities of Water Aid’s intervention.

 The study sought to inform the key stakeholders and the decision-makers involved in the execution of the project about the progress and the challenges faced, in order to improve upon the existing strategies. To this end, Outline India conducted focus group discussions across 231 communities, 14 key informant interviews, and 1155 in-depth interviews, as well as mapping water points across rural India.

ENDLINE EVALUATION FOR WATER AID’S PROGRAM WITH H&M CONSCIOUS FOUNDATION

Client:

Water Aid, India

Geography

Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka


Sectors

Water, Sanitation, Governance


At the close of Water Aid’s three-year project to improve water and sanitation infrastructure in schools, Outline India conducted the end-line study to conduct a study of key infrastructure in Water Aid’s targeted beneficiaries.

We undertook to assess the current and lasting benefits of WASH services and appraise the extent to which the management committees are presently functioning in the targeted schools through surveys and spot evaluations. The study successfully assessed the successes, gaps, and bottlenecks with regard to WASH infrastructure in schools across Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka and made recommendations for future projects.

After successful completion of the study, Water Aid requested Outline India to undertake a similar study, this time a pilot, in Jharkhand across 312 schools.

UNDERSTANDING HAND HYGIENE BEHAVIOUR IN FOUR INDIAN STATES

Client:

Water Aid, India

Geography

Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh


Sectors

Water, Sanitation, Governance


Outline India undertook a formative evaluation for Water Aid to conduct pre-data collection exercises across 64 villages, intended to gauge the awareness of hand hygiene and its importance among communities.

The study, based in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Chattisgarh, explored the presently existing hand hygiene practices at the individual and household level. 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 these 64 villages, operationalized using the mWater platform to record and analyze data.

STRATEGIC REVIEW OF ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN WASH WITH THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Client:

DASRA

Geography

Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh


Sectors

Water, Sanitation, Governance


Outline India is conducting deep-dive research into the work of eight partners of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) space.

The study is intended to build an understanding of the individual partners' interventions in order to enable knowledge exchange, combat information asymmetry, foster advocacy and inter-organizational relationships. Through extensive secondary research and key informant interviews with representatives from partner organizations, Outline India is identifying the best practices, capturing the challenges, assessing the scalability of programmes and identifying programme needs and innovations, to determine future pathways of engagement for Dasra with each of these partners.

EVALUATING INTERVENTIONS THAT WILL SECURE AND PROTECT RIGHTS OF CHILDREN INVOLVED IN FORCED LABOR

Client:

IMPAQ International, LLC

Funded by the US Department of Labor

Geography

Jharkhand


Sectors

Children’s rights, Labour


Outline India was the India partner of an international study across Malawi, Ecuador, Panama and Rwanda, to evaluate the effects of interventions aimed at combating child labor through a randomized control trial.

 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. Focus group discussions and key informant interviews were undertaken in over 4500 households across 40 treatment and control villages, among a range of stakeholders, including mica mining workers, children engaged in paid labor, teachers, and others. 

EVALUATING INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICE PROVISION IN SCHOOLS IN WEST DELHI

Client:

Centre for Civil Society

Geography

Delhi


Sectors

Education,Governance,Infrastructure


Outline India partnered with the Centre for Civil Society to conduct an in-depth analysis of the status of schools in Hastsal Village.

The study entailed the development and execution of a learning assessment for students in grade four on the subjects of literacy, numeracy, and moral values, across schools in Hastsal. These tests were then analyzed to develop an index of students' achievement levels across schools in the area. Outline India also conducted a survey to gauge the quality of schools in Hastsal, in terms of their provision of infrastructure, the management, teacher quality, and the internal processes they followed. This study is intended to provide advocacy support for small-scale private schools, under the Right To Education Act. 

ACCESSIBILITY OF EDUCATION FOR THE GIRL CHILD

Client:

Fluent Research

10x10/Girl Rising

Funded by USAid

Geography

Bihar, Rajasthan


Sectors

Gender, Education


Outline India conducted a baseline, midline and endline study to understand levels of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors pertaining to education in rural India.

As the India partner for Project Empowering Next Generations to Advance Girls' Education (ENGAGE), surveys were conducted in 500 households across Rajasthan and Bihar, with a parent-child pair from each household. The study successfully measured the effectiveness of ENGAGE in mobilizing and engaging school‐aged girls, boys, men and women to address the barriers and social norms preventing access to quality education in India.

ASSESSMENT OF PERCEPTIONS OF PURITY AND POLLUTION AND CONTEXTUAL INTERLINKAGES

Client:

Fondazione ACRA

Geography

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka


Sectors

Environment, Sustainable livelihoods, Migration


Outline India conducted a baseline analysis to understand the economic viability and environmental sustainability for auto-rickshaw driving as a profession.

The objective of the study was to scale up the intervention of the social enterprise Three Wheels United in Bengaluru and to replicate the same in Chennai. A mixed-methods approach was adopted to acquire diverse information from a range of stakeholders.  Surveys were conducted with auto-rickshaw drivers to

Focus Group Discussions were conducted with auto-rickshaw drivers to explore the dynamics within networks of auto drivers in terms of competition, migration, pollution, income, unions, etc. Key Informant Interviews were also conducted with officials from the transport and traffic department, to determine the sustainability of auto rickshaws and the processes governing licenses and permits, registration and traffic management. Based on the findings, recommendations were made to the client about the implementation of the program. 

COLLABORATION BETWEEN SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS AND USERS

Client:

Towson University

Geography

Delhi/NCR    


Sectors

Business, Leadership, Entrepreneurialism


Outline India conducted a study to understand the interrelationship between software developers and their consumers.

Participants were evaluated in pairs to assess their interaction and their overall experience from a collaboration of this nature.  Aspects of the user-developer relationship including effort, performance evaluation, and mutual support were tested and analyzed through surveys conducted with software developers, corporates, startups, media and IT sector firms.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DIAGNOSTIC TEST

Client:

The University of Tokyo

Centre for Economic and Social Research

Geography

Delhi/NCR


Sectors

Business, Leadership, Entrepreneurialism


Outline India conducted a randomized controlled trial with entrepreneurs to gauge the impact of providing reminders about goal setting, on the performance of IT startups.

Using principles of game theory and behavioral economics, the randomised control trial comprised a series of experiments administered to the test group in order to assess the entrepreneurial skills of micro and small-scale entrepreneurs. Following the workshops, Outline India also conducted four rounds of reminder calls as part of the study with MSME groups. 

INTEGRATING UAVS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH

Client:

Internal Research 

Geography

Haryana


Sectors

Healthcare, Infrastructure, Water, Education


Outline India undertook a pilot study to explore the potential of geo-spatial data and the use of geospatial technology in social research.

The study was undertaken at Bhora Khurd, a village located near Manesar, where alongside the conduction of a household survey, drones were used to produce detailed images and an elevation profile of the geographical space. For the household survey, 107 respondents were selected through random sampling, to study the availability of and access to basic infrastructure services (including healthcare, education, water and sanitation), assess the socio-economic profile of the members, their access to basic infrastructural services and their perceptions of major problems in the village. Following this, correlations were established between social stratification and access to infrastructure basic resources.

BASELINE SURVEY TO CAPTURE CURRENT ROOFING CONDITIONS AND THE BENEFITS OF COOL ROOFS FOR SLUM DWELLERS

Client:

University Of Chicago

Geography

Delhi    


Sectors

Environment, Energy


Outline India conducted a baseline study to understand the seeks to capture current roofing conditions and the benefits of cool roofs for slum dwellers.

The project aims to also mobilize communities to generate awareness on the benefits of using cool roof technologies by providing training on the use of this product. Outline India is conducting surveys across 1500 households in Savda Ghera, Delhi. The baseline survey was about the characteristics of families living in this community, in order to better understand the relationship between indoor temperature and quality of life and asked households about their expenditures on food, health,  education, employment, the standard of living, cognitive abilities, expenditures on energy and assets and savings.Stratified random sampling was done to identify households and the survey is being conducted using CAPI platform- SurveyCTO.

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