ACF's rigorous programme monitoring process is helping get 'more bang for buck' per project, by harnessing qualitative and quantitative data to monitor each project and identify ways in which we can improve our work and generate multiple impacts.
Introduced in 2014-15, the detailed monitoring and evaluation process has helped optimize investments in areas such as Maternal & Child Health. In 2017, quantitative data revealed that whilst the MCH programme was getting good results, the data highlighted a high rate of neonatal deaths in the communities of Roorkee and Farakka.
Deciding to do something about it, ACF began exploring the causes, which highlighted anemia amongst expecting women, and a lack of ANC services. ACF set about strengthening these areas and also introduced a family planning programme that would help to strengthen the health of mothers and as a consequence, significantly reduce neonatal deaths.