The study investigates a service mode that enhances parental care by including child stimulation along with a package of recommendations regarding health care and child feeding. There are both potential developmental synergies as well as financial synergies (in which different components affect different outcomes but have cost savings in combination). The study also assesses cognitive development. Key to the success of the study will be the fact that it will have adequate time between the initiation of the intervention and the impact evaluation and thus avoid the pitfall that has been noted when improvements in cumulative outcomes measures (stock variables) are assessed too early.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
v01 - datasets with variables that can directly identify respondents removed.
The scope of the study includes:
- Household characteristics
- Household labor (farming, own business, vocational training)
- Household work, domestic duties
- Early childhood development
- Use of AWC services (Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), Bal Choupal, Sneha Shivir , pregnancy, delivery)
- Growth monitoring of the child
- Child's diet
- Child illness, health-seeking behavior and immunization
- Essential nutrition actions
- Anthropometric measures (weight, height)
Dhar and Singrauli districts of Madhya Pradesh
Producers and sponsors
Development Research Group, World Bank
International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI
Strategic Impact Evaluation Initiative
Fieldwork was carried out across two districts (Dhar and Singrauli) of Madhya Pradesh. From each district, 100 PSUs with 1500 households and 100 ASHAs and AWWs were covered. In total, the sample size is 200 PSUs with 3,000 households and 200 ASHAs and 200 AWWs.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Ultra Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC) were used by Oxford Policy Management Asia field enumerators to collect data.
Oxford Policy Management Asia
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Jed Friedman, World Bank, Harold Alderman, International Food Policy Research Institute. India Child Stimulation Programs in Madhya Pradesh Impact Evaluation 2014 (CSPIE-BL), Baseline Survey. Ref. IND_2014_CSPIE-BL_v01_M_v01_A_PUF. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.