Endline Evaluation of PAHEL Program aimed at building capacity of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) to address gender inequalities and spearhead social change in Bihar, Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3)
Centre for Catalyzing Change, formerly CEDPA India, has a mission to empower women and girls in all sectors of development. C3, with support from the Packard Foundation, Implemented the Pahel program, which aims to build the capacity of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) in Bihar to address gender inequalities and spearhead social change within their constituencies, with a focus on improving reproductive and maternal health (RH/MH) services.
A key program strategy for achieving these objectives has been training and supporting EWRs to collect and disseminate data on the availability and quality of health services through periodic administration of “accountability checklists” designed to monitor service delivery at various levels. The program, in its current phase, will also train selected Elected Male Representatives (EMRs) to strengthen the voice, participation, leadership and influence of Elected Representatives (ERs) in decision making in Panchayats to enable them to improve Reproductive and Maternal Health (RH/MH) services at village, block and district levels.
An endline evaluation is being carried out in the intervention and non-intervention districts. The evaluation findings will contribute to attribution of the impact through interventions envisaged under Pahel program. Also the evaluation findings ascertain the other efforts being made by government and donors to strengthen health system delivery.
TRIOs Development Support P Ltd has been assigned the Endline Evaluation Study. The field study is in progress and the report will be submitted by end of March 2020.