An Evaluation of the Common Application System

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Investigator: Dilys M. Walker, MD
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Location(s): India

Description

UCSF and UCB researchers will work in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, India to conduct an impact, process and economic evaluation of the Common Application System (CAS) m-health intervention. CAS is a mobile phone job aid/tool for Anganwadi Workers (AWWs), to enable the automation across a variety of area areas related to service delivery;  for example, the timeliness and quality of services, real-time information, and alerts.  The UCSF-UCB evaluation team will generate evidence and provide feedback for the implementation and scale-up of the program. The study will include stakeholder interviews, household and worker surveys as well as qualitative interviews to assess the impact of the intervention on a range of outcomes. The team will also conduct a process and economic evaluation of the roll-out of the system.