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Improving early childhood development through community mobilization and integrated planning for children : results from the evaluation of Bachpan program, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh, India (English)

This study reports the results of an impact evaluation of a pilot project implemented in 220 villages in Bajna block, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh (MP), India. The 30-month pilot was designed to improve early childhood development outcomes through: (a) creating awareness on child development issues among households and the community; (b) strengthening linkages between different service providers; (c) intensifying the connection between the community, panchayat (local governments), and service providers; (d) facilitating the formation of Village Resource Groups (VRGs) with representatives of the community, panchayat, and service providers to ensure better convergence and coordination of service delivery; (e) developing integrated village-level action plans around the needs of the child; and (f) advocating and lobbying with local, district, and state administration for flexible allocation of resources. The evaluation assessed the impact of the project on health, education, and nutrition milestones or outcomes or outputs identified for each stage of child development. This report is structured as follows: chapter one gives background; chapter two presents evaluation of the results of the pilot project; chapter three presents progress in processes and identified outcomes or milestones; and chapter four deals with Bachpan-lessons learned.

Details

  • Author

    Sankar,Deepa

  • Document Date

    2013/03/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper (Numbered Series)

  • Report Number

    80892

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    India,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2013/09/05

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Improving early childhood development through community mobilization and integrated planning for children : results from the evaluation of Bachpan program, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh, India

  • Keywords

    Reproductive and Child Health;iron and folic acid;Child development;pregnant woman;baseline survey;nutritional status of child;auxiliary nurse midwife;Information, Education and Communication;local self-governance;monitoring and evaluation plan;out of school child;tribal community;growth and development;traditional birth attendant;early child development;service delivery modalities;children fully immunized;child in school;service delivery issue;allocation of resource;nutrition and education;weight for age;improved service delivery;delivery of service;department of education;poor health status;participation in health;district level plans;availability of service;Early childhood education;provision of information;health and nutrition;majority of children;Early Childhood Development;number of women;service delivery points;complete primary education;effective service delivery;service delivery improvement;lack of awareness;demand for good;provision of service;health care service;child development program;participation in school;evaluation study;adequate health care;criteria for selection;Antenatal Care;project intervention;community awareness;resource mapping;Child care;logical framework;standard error;state intervention;safe delivery;

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Citation

Sankar,Deepa

Improving early childhood development through community mobilization and integrated planning for children : results from the evaluation of Bachpan program, Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh, India (English). South Asia Human Development Sector report no. 59 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/296331468293129852/Improving-early-childhood-development-through-community-mobilization-and-integrated-planning-for-children-results-from-the-evaluation-of-Bachpan-program-Ratlam-district-Madhya-Pradesh-India