Cohort based evaluation of UNICEF's Adolescent Programme (2016-2019)
UNICEF is implementing a large scale programme aimed at reducing child marriages, teenage pregnancies, and school dropout rates among adolescents in 16 districts across eight states in India. NEERMAN was hired as a monitoring partner to adapt UNICEF's monitoring framework to Indian contexts, conduct annual household and village surveys, help establish a web-based monitoring reporting portal, guide the internal monitoring systems of the programme implementing partners, conduct qualitative process evaluations, and hold semi-annual learning workshops to help improve implementation using the evaluation research findings.
Location: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, and West Bengal
Evaluation of the ICDS Information and Communication Technology enabled Real Time Monitoring (ICT-RTM) Program - Common Application Software (CAS) (2017-2019)
The Gates Foundation is supporting the implementation of ICT-enabled Real Time Monitoring (ICT-RTM) of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program. In partnership with University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), University of California at Berkeley (UCB), and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), NEERMAN was engaged to conduct a study to assess the CAS programme’s impact on the outreach and effectiveness of Anganwadi workers (AWW), lady supervisors, as well as its impact on health outcomes in pregnant and lactating mothers and children, and on their knowledge and practices related to health and nutrition.
Client: Gates Foundation
Partner Organisations: UCSF, UCB, IFPRI
Location: Madhya Pradesh and Bihar
Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar - School Validation Survey
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) launched the Swachha Bharat Swachha Vidyalaya (SBSV) mission in 2014. As a part of the SBSV mission, MoHRD instituted Swachha Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) to, “recognize, inspire and celebrate excellence in sanitation and hygiene practice in schools... and honor schools that have undertaken significant steps towards fulfilling the mandate of the Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign” (text borrowed from the SVP website).
All government elementary and secondary schools are eligible for the SVP, and the applicants are evaluated on the following criteria: (1) Water, (2) Toilets, (3) Handwashing with Soap, (4) Operations and Maintenance, and (5) Behavior Change and Capacity Building. As a part of this project, NEERMAN will conduct an independent validation survey of 643 school applicants for the national award, estimate their scores as per the agreed criteria, and make recommendations to the national level committee established for the SVP.
Partner Organisations: Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)
Location: 643 schools spread across 29 states and 295 districts in India
Project Parity was launched with the objective to empower women - economically, digitally and socially. Under this project, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and McKinsey are working with a few private sector companies (formed as a core group) which are implementing pilot programs to make women digitally and financially literate, and employable. In total, 5-6 pilots spread across different states, each focusing on a particular sector such as healthcare, beauty and wellness, dairy, and financial services, aim to place 500-600 women into jobs. NEERMAN was hired in order to conduct an evaluation to assess the impacts of the different pilot programs launched under the project.
Client: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Location: Haridwar, Mysore, Kolkata, Yavatmal, Hyderabad, and Ernakulam
Economics and Financial Benefits Assessment of the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G)
UNICEF and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) seek to estimate the economic and financial benefits of the Swachha Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G). NEERMAN was hired to undertake a representative household survey to measure variables to evaluate the health impacts, time-use impacts, and cost of sanitation under the program. These variables will assist in estimating the current and potential future economic and financial benefits of SBM-G, making relevant recommendations for future implementation of SBM-G, and estimating the value- for-money efficiency measures of SBM-G interventions.
Location: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,
Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, and Assam