RFP invited for Information, Education & Communication Assessment for National Deworming Day

Evidence Action
Last date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Detailed Description

About the Organization

Evidence Action scales evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty for millions of people. Their approach fills the gap between research about what works and solutions for people in need. They operate in ten countries across the globe and positively impact the lives of hundreds of millions every year in a measurable way

Authorizing Organization: In India, Pramanit Karya India Pvt. Ltd. (PKIPL) is the technical consultant to the Deworm the World Initiative Program of Evidence Action, to extend technical assistance to ministries of health, education, and women and child development of state governments for supporting school and anganwadi based National Deworming Day (NDD) program of the Government.

About the Project

On 10 February 2015, the Government of India launched the National Deworming Day, a groundbreaking public health initiative focused on reducing the prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) or parasitic worm infections in select states/ Union Territories, which was scaled up across the country on 10 February 2016.

About the RFP

This assessment will help develop an understanding of current relevance and effectiveness from a user-centric design perspective, particularly in the context of recent WASH efforts in India and its association with STH control efforts. The evidence base for WASH and STH demonstrates the importance of preventing contact with environmental water bodies.


This RFP is for undertaking the study assessing relevance and effectiveness of current NDD IEC materials among the target groups across urban and rural settings (in terms of recall, acceptability and usage). More specifically,

  • To assess WASH messaging in the context of Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) control incurrent NDD awareness efforts with reference to standard WASH - NTD (STH) guidelines.
  • To understand the current information flow and effectiveness of IEC channels for different target groups in terms of deworming; and
  • To analyze areas of improvement in the NDD toolkit (mass media, community mobilization, training materials etc.) and recommend cost-effective user-centric IEC which can be institutionalized

Scope of Work:

Authorizing organization is seeking to engage an agency to design and implement an IEC assessment using mixed methods (both qualitative and quantitative) approach. The assessment will evaluate the awareness, understanding, and perceptions in terms of the relevance and effectiveness of current NDD IEC toolkit among target groups and also suggest an essential improvement in the existing IEC toolkit. The evidence base for WASH and STH demonstrates the importance of preventing contact with environmental water bodies. So, assessing the WASH messaging in the context of STH control in current NDD is essential to generate awareness in India.

Locations for Field Work

The proposed IEC assessment study will be conducted in four states, that are representative of the regions and at least two will be states where the authorizing organization provides in state technical assistance for the NDD program. The list of the 11 states are given below. The proposed assessment will cover two districts in each state selected for the study. Selection of states and districts will be done once agency is finalized in consultation with authorizing organization representatives. Approvals from respective state governments will also be required Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh

Source:RFP- IEC Assessment Study for the National Deworming Day in India (1).doc

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