Large scale innovative pro-poor programs focused on reducing maternal mortality in India: a proposal for impact evaluation

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 261304
EC contribution
: € 2,969,172.00
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/04/2011
: India, Demand side financing, Maternal Morality.
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This project will evaluate two innovative large scale, demand side maternal health programs, which aim to decrease maternal mortality by promoting institutional deliveries among poor women in India.

One program is a conditional cash transfer (JSY scheme) paid retrospectively to the woman on delivering in an institution while the other is a voucher scheme (CY scheme) paid prospectively to accredited private healthcare providers for delivery of women living in poverty. The project will evaluate the impact of each of these programs using a nonrandomised matched comparison technique.

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