World Bank maternal, child nutrition and health results project underway in The Gambia

Professor Laura Ferguson is working with the World Bank Group to conduct an impact evaluation with an embedded process evaluation for Maternal and Child Nutritional and Health Results Project. Implemented by the government of The Gambia and using a results-based financing (RBF) mechanism the $8.68 million grant will bring community-based nutrition and primary health care services for women and children to three of the country’s poorest regions to support the long-term objectives of reducing maternal and child mortality and under-nutrition. The project is innovative in combining both supply-side and demand-side RBF mechanisms and engaging directly with communities for ownership of health and nutrition results.

Professor Ferguson visited The Gambia in September where she was in dialogue with government partners and representatives of the World Bank Group, with whom she conducted field visits to the project area to help plan the forthcoming evaluation.