Evaluation Period: April 2015 – July 2019
Total Awarded: $11,516,000
Total Number of Grants: 28
Geographic Focus: India
For more than 20 years, we have supported work to improve population and reproductive health in India. After making significant progress in this field, particularly in the areas of maternal health and rights, we are preparing to exit the population and reproductive health field in India and are supporting a concluding round of grantmaking focused on maternal health quality of care.
Our grantmaking strategy was designed to advance three mutually reinforcing sub-strategies, or areas of work: (1) strengthening the supply of quality maternal health services, (2) building the demand for quality services through accountability mechanisms, and (3) building an evidence base and support for maternal health quality of care. Our evaluation partner, Mathematica Policy Research, previously assessed the strategy’s landscape, early and midline progress. This is the fourth and final evaluation report that synthesizes evidence collected over the course of the entire Maternal Health Quality of Care strategy (2015-2019) and surfaces the learnings we have gathered along the way.
This report represents the culminating review of the strategy, highlighting key learnings that other donors, practitioners, and policymakers can use to continue and inform efforts to improve maternal health quality of care in India.
The strategy has provided information on a wide-ranging menu of supply, demand, and advocacy interventions—some evidence-based and others emergent—that, if scaled up, could have far-reaching impacts on maternal health. To move the field forward, the effect of combined approaches within and across the sub-strategies needs more exploration to understand how multipronged approaches might amplify outcomes. This information can convince stakeholders of the value of adoption and collaboration.
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Midline Evaluation of Maternal Health Quality of Care Strategy in India ›
Evaluation and Learning for the Maternal Health Quality of Care Strategy in India ›
Landscape Evaluation of Maternal Health Quality of Care in India ›