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Evaluation of the TechnoServe East Africa Coffee Initiative

Triple Line was contracted by TechnoServe (TNS) to quantify the long term impact of Phase One of
the East Africa Coffee Initiative (2008-11) which was conducted in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and
Ethiopia with the objective of enabling smallholder farmers to improve their productivity and increase
their household incomes. The overall conclusion of the evaluation is that four years after the
completion of the programme, evidence of the gains in yield from the agronomy programme and the
gains in price from the wet mill and coffee service provider model reported at the endline in 2012
have been maintained during the last four years.

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Planet IPE Special Yearbook Edition 2017

Planet IPE newsletter serves as the voice of all IPEans in order to bring our colleagues from across our global locations as a part of one big IPE Global family. This very first print edition provides a testament to the contributions of all our colleagues throughout the year 2016-17; and highlight the fact that this newsletter is a product of not just our team, but of IPE Global as a whole. It’s only when we all come together, that we can work towards overcoming any challenges, achieving our ambitions and working towards our collective goal- the bigger picture. We hope you enjoy this Planet IPE Yearbook Special Edition

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New Beginnings: Paddy Growers of Odisha

P-PAS (Paddy Procurement Automation System) under OMEGA (Odisha Modernising Economy, Government and Administration) Programme has been placed in this publication released by the  Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi entitled “New Beginning” on Innovations for the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence and “Fostering Excellence”. This was released on the occasion of the eleventh Civil Services Day at New Delhi on 21st  April 2017.  The article on "Paddy  Growers of Odisha -An Online Bonanza" has been covered in the chapter-16 and placed in page number-44. OMEGA is a DFID funded project receiving technical assistance from IPE Global.

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An interview with Anil Bansal, Director- Urban Infrastructure has been published in Urbana World

A ‘question & answer’ session with Anil Bansal, Director- Urban Development & Infrastructure Engineering has been published in Urbana World in their latest e-magazine issue (Sept-Oct). The interview has been carried as a two-page story on pages 24-25. Urbana World is India's Premier technical B2B magazine on Smart Cities. Urbana - a bimonthly magazine - is an initiative to connect the key stakeholders of the Smart City Industry & key government officials. His thoughts on the Smart Cities Mission, the current pace of urbanization and the role of technological interventions has been elaborated upon.

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Swasth Programme Report: Uddeepan Strategy- Bringing Change in Integrated Child Development Services in Bihar (November 2015)

The programme report has been developed to describe the functioning of Uddeepan Strategy in Bihar. It draws from the internal reports developed by BTAST, including A note on Uddeepan Strategy and Report on functionality of the Uddeepan Kendra, which have been extensively referred to in this document. Information from the ground was also gathered through a field trip that was conducted in the Dagarua block of Purnea district, Bihar. This included some in-depth semi-structured personal interviews and focus group discussions.

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End-line Evaluation- International Best Practices Exchange Leading to Innovation in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

IPE Global, with support from Save the Children,  prepared a report on the project titled “End-line Evaluation- International  Best Practices Exchange Leading to Innovation in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)”. The project Exchange of International Best Practice Leading to Innovations in SSA was implemented by Save the Children in 7 states of India, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha and Rajasthan, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. In addition to undertaking some macro- level activities for building the capacity of national and state level institutions and education departments, the project provided several micro-level interventions for capacity building of local structures, like district level institutions, schools and their management committees.

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Care around Birth

The health of mothers and children has long been identified as a key strategic investment for improving overall social outcomes. Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) remains a core commitment of the global health community, and the focused efforts that were undertaken to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are now being continued through the framework
of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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SWASTH Microsite

This is a snapshot of the SWASTH microsite which showcases information on the segments of health, nutrition, WASH, gender and other general updates. The updates are in the form of articles, interviews and upcoming events. The micro site also consists of a knowledge bank with insights from the field officers, infographic, reports, policy briefings, case studies and other resources.

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VRIDDHI Scaling Up RMNCH+A Interventions

USAID’s flagship project VRIDDHI provides techno-managerial support to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the state governments of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab and Uttarakhand to plan, implement and monitor RMNCH+A interventions at scale. Click here to visit their website.

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Uddeepan Kendras to Improve Health and Nutrition of Women and Children in Bihar (August 2015)

Angawadi centres that have been upgraded as Uddeepan Kendras at the Panchayat level are emerging as model centres for delivering quality healthcare services, and encouraging nearby Anganwadi Centres to strengthen their work. ICDS is a centrally sponsored scheme to improve the health and nutrition of children across India, implemented through the States and Union Territories on a cost sharing basis. The central point of delivery of the services is the Anganwadi centre, with Anganwadi workers and helpers as frontline functionaries. In order to help strengthen the ICDS scheme, SWASTH in collaboration with the Government of Bihar introduced the Uddeepan Strategy. This is SWASTH's flagship intervention that was launched in 2014, nine priority districts in the state.

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Communities Find Knowledge Through Community Radio (September 2015)

The KVK Barh community radio station has generated considerable awareness among people on issues like seasonal diseases, safe childbirth and the importance of using toilets. Community radio is the voice for voiceless, the repository of knowledge and science. Through community and their language, community radio provides solution to the social problems. This report gives insights on the SWASTH's experiences in sensitizing the community through this feature.

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Public Private Partnership in Bihar Provides High Quality Health Services at Low Cost (September 2015)

State of the art dialysis centres showcase how partnerships between the Government and the private sector can be an alternative model for affordable and efficient health care. The dialysis centres have helped in taking off the load from the government facility by offering low-cost services to patients with the use of latest equipment's. These centres provide dialysis sessions at subsidised rates with the facilities available in 13 district hospitals and four medical colleges located in 17 districts.

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Rogi Kalyan Samitis Help Health Care Facilities become Patient Friendly (October 2015)

This was set up to ensure patient welfare, and be responsible for proper functioning and management of government health care facilities in Bihar. Effective utilization of funds is one of the important task of Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS), which ensures that government health care facilities make provisions for patient welfare. RKS has been instrumental in filling those gaps that could not be filled by using government funds.

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Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Days make a difference in Bihar

Pregnant women and lactating mothers along with children and adolescent girls are provided with need- based integrated health and nutrition solutions on Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Days (VHSNDs) on an assured basis in the state. VHSNDs serve as days when not only health care checks are done and weights of pregnant women and children are recorded, but also where women are counselled on essential nutrition by them and their children. VHSNDs are proving useful to provide services as well as raise awareness on basic health needs among the community.

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SWASTH interventions in Araria, Bihar

This is a snapshot of the result of the intervention in Araria. The human development indicators detailing the sex ratio, sex ratio of child population, total fertility rate, literacy rates segregated by gender are listed out in the form of an infographic. Infographics on health, nutrition and WASH are also showcased.

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Reflection: Updates from SWASTH- BTAST (September 2015)

This is a knowledge product which contains articles on Self Help Groups work in Bihar through Gram Varta; the development agenda in Bihar; PHED launched cell for monitoring grievances; dialysis services; Uddeepan Kendras; sustainable development goal; water treatment plant in Bihar village and integrated solutiosn like SWASTH.

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Reflection: Updates from SWASTH- BTAST (November 2015)

This is a knowledge product which contains articles on the village health sanitation and nutrition in Bihar; BTAST workshop for key stakeholders; BTAST train supply chain professionals on Aushadhara; Patna workshop for more local ownership of ODF initiative; factsheet of Jehanbad; community radio and making Indian villages open defecation free.

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State Food Provisioning as Social Protection: Debating India's National Food Security Law

The publication provides an overview on the main issues debated during the development and passage of the India's National Food Security Act (2013), which legally binds national and state governments to extend far-reaching social protection to the country's population. It raises many lively and pertinent debates that may be useful for policy-makers and advocates, especially in low-income countries but also emerging economies, who wish to strengthen the programmatic and legal frameworks for food and nutrition in their respective countries.

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Good Practices of Convergence on Economic Empowerment of Women

The publication is an outcome of collaboration between the National Resource Centre for Women/National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW), Ministry of Women and Child Development and IPE Global's Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP) to document a number of governmental and organisational best practices that have made a positive difference in the living standards of poor women. This would help others to benefit from the experiences of the innovation and replicate the processes/strategies in their areas instead of reinventing the wheel.

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Residential Schooling Strategies: Impact on Girls' Education and Empowerment

Several residential schoolstrategies exist in India but there is no definite policy on residential schooling in general for both boys and girls or for girls in particular. It is in this context that this study based on review of literature and documents coupled with some validation visits to a few sites and consultations with key stakeholders plays an important role in providing several key pointers for policy. The study extrapolates some 'good practices' on residential schooling in the context of reach, teaching, learning and curriculum and has come up with some important and clear pointers for policy initiatives.

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Voices from the field: Empowering women spurs change at the grassroots in rural Bihar

Started under the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH) programme in the state, in collaboration with the Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), Gram Varta (or Village Dialogue) adopts a Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) technique to education women through a 20-meeetings cycle on health, nutrition and sanitation. It uses interactive methods to enable women to identify and prioritise problems related to poor nutrition and health, find local solutions, promote behaviour change and adopt appropriate actions for themselves, their children and families. The testimonials of women whose lives were transformed are presented here.

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Voices from the field: Skills Labs help nurses and doctors learn and serve better

Skill sets of health care professionals are crucial for delivering quality services. To enhance proficiency of doctors and nurses, two Skills Labs have been set up in Bihar under the Department for International Development (DFID-UK) funded Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH) programme. This publication gives an overview of the two Skills Labs in Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar conduct RMNCH+A prescribed six day training programmes for improving the skills of nurses and doctors in maternal and child health.

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Call to Action Compendium

The Call to Action Summit 2015: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths, co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, along with Ministry of Health, Government of Ethiopia, USAID, UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Tata Trusts was a landmark event which brought together stakeholders to take stock of progress, share best practices and forge alliances to accelerate the end to preventable child and maternal deaths. This compendium is a compilation of the global best practices and innovative approaches in reproductive, maternal, child, new-born and adolescent health.

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Creating Water Abundance Towards Water Security in India

This was a joint IPE Global Centre for Knowledge & Development (IPE CKD) and PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) product elaborating on India's water resources, the water use across various sectors, the current water scarcity and the way forward towards creating water abundance. It also includes a page on IPE Global's work on WASH.

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Best Practices of States by NITI Aayog compendium features IPE Global

P-PAS (Paddy Procurement Automation System), under OMEGA has been selected as one of the 'Best Practices of States' by NITI Aayog, a premier policy think tank of Government of India, in their compendium of best practices. IPE Global has been mentioned by name and potential for upscaling has also been highlighted. The Paddy Procurement Automation has not only streamlined operations and brought in transparency, but has also reduced the time taken to do the manual paper work and the consequent harassment of farmers in getting payment for their paddy. This compendium of best practices across States, has been published by NITI Aayog with the intention of promoting cross-learning across sectors and divisions, which will contribute in evolving a shared vision of national development priorities with the active involvement of States.

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Training to Strengthen Care around Birth

Scaling Up RMNCH+A Interventions a USAID supported project is the culmination of a series of actions starting with a call to action to reduce preventable maternal and child deaths in 2012 and the subsequent development and roll out of the RMNCH+A strategy by the Government of India. USAID, which played a pivotal role in the entire process is now providing technical assistance to the National government and six states – Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab and Uttarakhand through VRIDDHI.The project team consists of a National Technical Support Unit, State RMNCH+A Units and District Technical Officers posted at 30 high priority districts in the six USAID supported states.

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Single central body for energy policy that encourages right balance of fuel mix

Richard Slater, Director- IPE Global has been featured in the January issue of Infraline Plus magazine. His article on COP22  elaborates on the “need for a single central body for energy policy that encourages right balance of fuel mix.” The article has been carried as a three-page Expert Speak piece on pages 60-62. Besides, Slater is also featured on the cover page of the magazine.

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Good Procurement For Good Governance

Procurement is moving ahead from the compliance based mentality to performance based mentality,where there is now an increasing role of data usage and innovation with smarter tools, time based results and public reforms. The Global Procurement Summit (GPS) 2017, organised by All India Management association (AIMA) in partnership with Government of India and the Governance Global Practice of the World Bank on 27th & 28th February 2017 served as a great platform for policy makers, business leaders, academicians and procurement professionals to deliberate on this. 

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