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Research

IDEAS uses measurement, learning and evaluation to find out what works, why and how in maternal and newborn health programmes.

Building on our prior work between 2010 – 2017, which involved testing the theory of change for improving maternal and newborn health put forward by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The IDEAS team is now carrying out research in six areas:

Latest from our research

Report
COMBINE – End of study report

This End of Study Qualitative Review sought to systematically document key learning points from the experience of implementing the COMBINE study...

Journal article
Understanding mistreatment during institutional delivery in Northeast Nigeria

There is growing evidence from Nigeria and around the world that women who deliver their babies in health facilities can experience mistreatment....

Journal article
Geographic differences in maternal and child health care utilisation in four Ethiopian regions

Atkure Defar, Dagu project lead at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and a PhD student supported through the  project and his co-authors,...

Report
Final evaluation of the Community Based Newborn Care programme in Ethiopia

The overall evaluation plan included baseline, quality of care and follow up surveys, as well as two qualitative studies. It was conducted in...

Journal article
Stronger diagnostic abilities for common childhood illnesses needed in Ethiopia

This paper published by Theodros Getachew et al in Acta Paediatrica reveals findings from a study which included a survey and observations of the...