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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

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Major gaps in child survival by ethnic group

At the global level, major inequalities are clear and persistent, write Schellenberg and Berhanu, inequalities by wealth, geographical location,...

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DIPH training handbook

The handbook elaborates on the operationalisation and cyclical implementation of the Data-Informed Platform for Health and promotes the use of...

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DIPH training handbook

It also elaborates on the operationalisation and cyclical implementation of the Data-Informed Platform for Health at the district level. The...

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More efforts needed to reach poor and rural women with maternal health services in Ethiopia

Alem Desta Wuneh, a PhD student with the Dagu project, published this paper in the International Journal for Equity in Health. This study used...

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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...

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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....

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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 theĀ  project and his co-authors,...