Smiling Sun Baseline Evaluations Completed in Bangladesh

The recently published baseline evaluation surveys of the Smiling Sun program in Bangladesh are a source of information as critical programmatic decisions are made in the early phase of the project.

The 2008 Baseline Urban Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program Evaluation Survey and the 2008 Baseline Rural Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program Evaluation Survey are first installments in a series of surveys intended to assess the efficacy of the urban and rural components of the Smiling Sun program in terms of its ability to deliver an essential services package of family planning and maternal and child health services to under-served populations across Bangladesh.

Both baseline surveys are designed to provide a picture of circumstances at the population level in the program's catchment areas and similar, nearby non-project areas.

The Smiling Sun program succeeds a similar effort, called the National Service Delivery Program. These baseline surveys for Smiling Sun provide a source of information that can be used for critical programmatic decisions in the early phase of the new project, and will be compared with follow-up surveys to be conducted in three years, allowing a way to track the program's performance over time.

Download 2008 Baseline Urban Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program Evaluation Survey (pdf, 1.79 MB)

Download 2008 Baseline Rural Bangladesh Smiling Sun Franchise Program Evaluation Survey (pdf, 1.59MB)

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