Strengthening Midwifery and Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOc) Services in India
Ulrika Rehström , Renu Khanna , Manoj Kar
The overall development goal of the Sida funded project, “Inter-Institutional Collaboration between Institutions in India and Sweden for Improving Midwifery and EmOC Services in India”, was to contribute to the national efforts to reduce the maternal morbidity and mortality, through strengthening midwifery and Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) services in the public and private health systems in India. The present evaluation appears at the end of the project and it is above all a summative evaluation, meaning to recapitulate the results and discuss what forms of cooperation may follow in the new strategy for development cooperation between Sweden and India. The current evaluation was undertaken during the months of November and December 2009. The evaluation assignment is structured around six clusters of issues: 1) Effectiveness and efficiency, 2) Impact, 3) Gender Equality, 4) Equity, 5) Sustainability and 6) Relevance.