India

Evaluation

South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Phase III - Final Evaluation

From November 8 through December 31, 2010, a four-person team representing Social Impact (SI) and subcontractor, Management Systems International (MSI), evaluated Phase III of the South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy (SARI/E). The team was composed of David Garner (team leader), Linda Kalver (coteam leader), Senior Energy Analyst Gopinath Iyengar, an Indian national from Bangalore and Devendra Adhikari, Nepalese citizen, also a senior energy analyst. After initial preparations in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, the team divided into two smaller sub-teams.

Evaluation

Partnerships for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture - Final Evaluation Annexes

USAID/India’s Partnership for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture (PIKA) program aims to increase small-farmer incomes by leveraging public-private partnerships (PPP)3 TABLE 2. PIKA PROJECTS to develop and disseminate technologies and practices that will increase productivity and foster more effective market linkages for Indian agricultural producers and processors.

Evaluation

Partnerships for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture - Final Evaluation

USAID/India’s Partnership for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture (PIKA) program aims to increase small-farmer incomes by leveraging public-private partnerships (PPP)3 TABLE 2. PIKA PROJECTS to develop and disseminate technologies and practices that will increase productivity and foster more effective market linkages for Indian agricultural producers and processors.

Evaluation

Final Evaluation of the Agricultural Innovation Partnership Project

The Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) was initiated in 2011 with the goal of improving the livelihoods of rural populations through several education-related activities to create technical innovations, teaching capacity, and develop extension links within Indian higher educational institutions. These innovations were intended to diversify agricultural productivity and strengthen rural development to be more responsive to local market demands. At the time of the evaluation, the project was in the fourth year of implementation and was coming to a close.

Evaluation

USAID/India Health of the Urban Poor Program Mid-Term Evaluation Report

In India, the urban poor are among the fastest growing and especially vulnerable sub-populations, having limited access to clean water, sanitation, and health care. Despite compelling need, urban health has not been a priority issue and receives less attention than rural health care.

Evaluation

Market-Based Partnerships In Health (MBPH) Final Evaluation USAID/India

The Market-based Partnerships for Health (MBPH) project successfully designed, implemented, and evaluated a wide range of private partnerships and initiatives that addressed a number of critical public health issues. In less than four years, and with a modest budget, MPBH made significant progress, building upon previous partnership models and exploring new opportunities to engage commercial private sector partners to test approaches ultimately designed to improve health outcomes for Base-of-Pyramid (BoP) families.

Key MBPH achievements included:

Evaluation

Evaluation of DRUM and WENEXA: Assessing the Impact of USAID/India's Distribution Reform, Upgrade and Management Program and its Water and Energy Nexus Program

Since the electrification of Bangalore (the first city in India to be electrified) in 1906, India’s power sector has experienced tremendous growth and change, but also has been faced with challenges. Today, 78 million rural households do not have electricity and nearly 40 percent of Indians still rely on kerosene lamps for light. Yet India is on the move with more than 10.4 percent growth last year. As India quickly moves into the ranks of “developed countries” an electric power sector that is efficient and effective is imperative if the country is to sustain its upward trajectory.

Evaluation

Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) Phase II Evaluation Report

The evaluation team (ET) appraised background documents, and for 21 days, visited field sites in Nepal, India and Bangladesh during February 2015. Field time in Bangladesh was restricted to only one of six hubs due to risks associated with socio-political disturbances (severe hartals).

Video

Appraising the Sanitation and Hygiene Situation in Urban India and Its Determinants

In this video, Dr. Papiya Guha Mazumdar, Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Health Kalyani in West Bengal, India, delivers a lecture highlighting the need to improve existing sanitation and hygiene situation in urban India. She also discusses why behaviour change is a critical determinant that needs to be examined in greater detail, and references several case studies showcasing how interventions have helped.