Research and Evaluation- End line Evaluation of DFID supported State program- Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening “SWASTH program”on Health, WATSAN and Nutrition Services in the State of Bihar (District Level SWASTH Survey-DLSS)
Government of Bihar, India has initiated “Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health” SWASTH program with involvement of Health and FW, Social Welfare and Public Health Engineering Department in Bihar with the budgetary support from DFID. Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST) is the technical support group which provides technical and managerial support to the government in implementing the program in the state. SWASTH was implemented in all the 38 districts of Bihar covering all the 534 blocks focusing on improving health, nutrition and WASH services and increase the demand for and uptake of services.
TRIOs undertook the Endline Evakution of the program. The quantitative survey using CAPI covered a sample of 3.18 lakh respondents from 1.43 Lakh households with high quality data collection from all 534 blocks of 38 districts in Bihar on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (HNWASH). The survey also included anthropometric measurement of children under 5 years old in accordance with guidelines given in the United Nation’s “How to weigh and measure children” and information from 7,000 front line workers (FLW) through IDIs were collected and visual maps of basic health and health-service indicators using DevInfo/GIS maps were also created.
. TRIOs team provided following services for the duration of the project
- TRIOs successfully hired and deployed about 215 required personnel at national, state, districts and field level for implementation of assignment.
- Anthropometric Measurement of 42,352 children under 5 years age in accordance with the UN guidelines
- IDIs with frontline workers (FLW) and village and block level officials of ICDS and Health department.
- Data analysis done centrally using SPSS and Excel and key indicators plotted on the digital maps in DevInfo for use by policy makers and other stakeholders.