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Joint UNICE-GoB Health Programme Evaluation in BD – 2019

Narrative Description of Project: 


The evaluation of the UNICEF Bangladesh Health Programme was carried out in order to determine its relevance, appropriateness and coherence of the program. This midterm evaluation looked into past activities and efforts that potentially contributed to the remaining programme to understand whether the goals of the overall programme were on track and if not then explore ways to enhance them. A mixed method approach was adapted to capture the multifaceted nature of the UNICEF programmes, with an aim to represent all interventions and key areas of activity. Along with the desk review there were 6 work streams of data collection namely to answer the 33 evaluation questions outlined in the ToR. The qualitative methods included a desk review, focus group discussions (FGD) and key informant interviews (KIIs), while the quantitative methods included secondary data analysis, observations of health facilities, consultations and community group meetings and an exit survey of end-beneficiaries. All the data collected were integrated to strengthen the validity of the findings for different aspect of the evaluation frameworks. Field work was conducted over 2 months in six districts, 1 city corporation and at the national level. Districts were chosen purposefully to ensure that both health service and health systems strengthening (HSS) interventions were represented. Data was analysed by evaluation areas. Preliminary findings and end results were presented to UNICEF and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) officials.


Responsibilities for Mitra and Associates:


  • Translation of data collection tools
  • Pretesting and finalization of data collection tools
  • Preparation of manuals and other forms/documents
  • Recruitment of field personnel
  • Training of data collection personnel
  • Conducting data collection
  • Transcription and translation of qualitative data
  • Entry and processing of quantitative data
  • Submission of clean dataset


The survey was awarded by Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) and funded by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Bangladesh. 


Duration: December 13, 2018-May 10, 2019.


Contact reference: Adiba Khaled, CONSULTANT, OXFORD POLICY MANAGEMENT LTD, Level 3, 52 Cornmarket Street Oxford, OX1 3HJ, United Kingdom, Email:, Mobile:  +880 171 227 6080, Phone: +44 (0) 1865 207300, Fax: +44 (0) 1865 207301, Website:


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