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Monitoring and Evaluation of Samvad Programme

Samvad, led by Digital Green and supported by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is a USAID-funded multi-state programme to accelerate reduction in maternal and child undernutrition in six Indian states namely, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttarakhand. By integrating behaviour change communication regarding nutrition-specific interventions with nutrition-sensitive approaches (including use of health and other safety net services, family planning and hygiene practices), Samvad aims to create demand and enabling environments for adoption of practices that are critical for improvements in nutrition outcomes. The main aim of this study is to monitor and evaluate the impact of Samvad on maternal and child nutrition and family planning outcomes. The monitoring & evaluation will take place over two years starting from August 2018. The evaluation in two states—Bihar and Jharkhand will enable to build strong partnerships. In the other four Samvad states, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Uttarakhand, the program intervention has started recently and therefore the monitoring of programme activities is undertaken by CMS Social team.