Building on our work between 2010 – 2017 testing the theory of change for improving maternal and newborn health put forward by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the IDEAS team is carrying out research in six areas:
Latest from our research
Journal article“It’s About the Idea Hitting the Bull’s Eye”: How Aid Effectiveness Can Catalyse the Scale-up of Health Innovations
With shrinking aid budgets around the world, oftentimes pilot interventions are funded for relatively short periods of time and need to prove...
Journal articleContextual factors in maternal and newborn health evaluation: a protocol applied in Nigeria, India and Ethiopia
We define “context” as the background environment or setting of any program, and “contextual factors”as those elements of context that...
Research briefA qualitative study of the scalability and sustainability of the Village Health Worker scheme in Gombe State, Nigeria
This exploratory study seeks to understand the factors that will contribute to the sustainability of the Village Health Workers Scheme as...
ReportGombe Girls: Public Engagement Case Study
Girls participating in the engagement activity visit a maternity ward . Photo Credit: Rhys Williams Project aims · To stimulate the interest...
ReportInformed Decisions for Actions in Maternal and Newborn Health 2010–17 Report
Back in 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle developed a new strategy for the coming years, outlining how they might achieve...
ReportCommunity Based Newborn Care in Ethiopia: Quality of CBNC programme assessment Midline Evaluation Report March 2017
The results of a quality of care assessment of the Ethiopian Community Based Newborn Care (CBNC) programme, conducted in late 2015.
ReportDIPH Monitoring Report – North 24 Parganas, West Bengal – Cycle 3: October 2016 – March 2017
A monitoring report for the third cycle of the DIPH prototype in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
ReportDIPH Monitoring Report – South 24 Parganas, West Bengal – Cycle 3: November 2016 – March 2017
The third monitoring report of the DIPH prototype phase in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
ReportDIPH Monitoring Report – Diamond Harbour, West Bengal – Cycle 3: September 2016 – March 2017
The third monitoring report on the DIPH prototype in Diamond Harbour, West Bengal