Previous Projects under Health Policy & Systems Research Program
Project Title: : Assessing and Explaining the Impact of Community Based Monitoring and Planning (CBMP) across Multiple Contexts in the State of Maharashtra
Project Period: October 2017 to June 2020
The Community Based Monitoring and Planning (CBMP) initiative in India has been implemented since 2007 as a component of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and later through National Health Mission (NHM). This CBMP intervention, which is a significant form of social accountability of health services, has completed eleven years in Maharashtra state in 2018. The study is being undertaken to examine the impact of CBMP, by analysing various aspects of the CBMP process and its influence on the interface between community health system and communities which access healthcare.
Objectives of the Study
- To assess the impact of CBMP processes in intervention areas on improving access, availability, quality of health services for rural communities
- To understand how CBMP has influenced awareness and participation of community-based actors, and responsiveness of the health system to social inputs.
- To understand factors influencing the impact of CBMP process across multiple contexts within Maharashtra.
This study uses a mixed methods approach, utilising a paired comparative case study (CCS) design including quantitative survey. Paired CCS would further use secondary and primary data which would be both qualitative and quantitative in nature. Five pairs of cases are selected from CBMP and non-CBMP areas using most similar type of case selection method. Paired CCS includes- qualitative in-depth interviews of key stakeholders and quantitative survey with women who have delivered in public health facilities during last six months. This component is augmented with quantitative Survey of RKS and VHNSC Members across CBMP and non- CBMP blocks.