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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

Journal article
Effective coverage in MNCH: progress, future prospects and implications for quality health systems

This paper published in The Lancet Global Health and authored by members of the Effective Coverage Think Tank Group, lays out recommendations for...

Journal article
Evaluating efforts to increase primary child health services in Ethiopia

This protocol, authored by Della Berhanu and others, published in BMC Health Services, describes an evaluation of a complex intervention that aims...

Journal article
What influences women’s choice of place of delivery?

The study published in BMJ Global Health and authored by Nasir Umar and others is based on a discrete choice experiment following a comprehensive...

Journal article
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,...

Tool
DIPH training handbook

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

Report
DIPH training handbook

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