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Effect of Information on Service Delivery in Rural India

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World Bank
Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra
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First received: January 9, 2007
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Last verified: January 2007
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January 9, 2007
January 9, 2007
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  • visits by nurse midwife
  • prenatal exams, tetanus vaccinations, & iron tablets received by pregnant women
  • infant vaccinations
  • educational scholarships and fees for children
  • occurrence of village council meetings
  • development work in villages
Same as current
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Effect of Information on Service Delivery in Rural India
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A lack of public awareness about entitled health and social services may contribute to poor delivery of services in developing countries. We sought to determine the impact of educating villagers about entitled services.
105 gram panchayats (village clusters) were randomized to receive information about their guaranteed health, education, and village governance rights. We then selected households within each treatment and control village to assess whether the information had made an impact.
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Delivery of Services to Rural Populations in India
Behavioral: Education
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Pandey P, Sehgal AR, Riboud M, Levine D, Goyal M. Informing resource-poor populations and the delivery of entitled health and social services in rural India: a cluster randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007 Oct 24;298(16):1867-75.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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October 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Gram panchayats in Uttar Pradesh
Child, Adult, Senior
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Johns Hopkins University
  • World Bank
  • Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra
Principal Investigator: Priyanka Pandey, PhD World Bank
Johns Hopkins University
January 2007

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