Community-Based Health Initiatives in Bihar

3ie has awarded grants for two rigorous impact evaluations of two initiatives under Sector Wide Approaches to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar, India.

More details about both the initiatives and their theory of change can be found in the Request for Qualifications document (546.4 KB)

The Sector Wide Approaches to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) is being implemented by the Government of Bihar with support from the UK Department for International Development. The key objective of SWASTH is to improve health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene related outcomes among people, particularly the poor and excluded in Bihar. 

This call is now closed. The deadline for this Request for Qualifications was 23 September 2014.

Listed below are summaries of the on-going impact evaluations funded by 3ie.

3ie-supported impact evaluations

Evaluating impacts of Nodal Anganwadi centres in Bihar, India

This evaluation will evaluate the impact of the Uddeepan initiative that aims to improve the functioning of Anganwadi centres, by ensuring the availability of a skilled service provider to build the capacity of Anganwadi workers to deliver better services.

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Impact of Gram Varta in Bihar, India

This impact evaluation intends to assess if the Gram Varta intervention, which uses a participatory learning and action cycles approach, has improved health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene indicators, women empowerment and sense of agency, and the demand for services in the community.

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