Increasing Effectiveness of Public Sector Nurses Through Monitoring Technologies: Pilot Study in Urban India

Extensive evidence suggests that high rates of staff absence and resource leakage, enabled by poor systems of accountability, are one of the key reasons behind the low take-up and poor provision of public health services for women and children in India. To address these problems, the city of Hyderabad has developed a handheld tracking system for field nurses, based on a cheap and portable device. In this pilot project, researchers will work with the city of Hyderabad to pilot the system and then develop a randomized evaluation to test whether the program is an effective tool for supervisors to monitor the activity of nurses, and to test the impact of the system on health-related outcomes.

RFP Cycle:
Fall 2011
  • Pilot project