Action to Improve Public Schemes Access and Delivery (AIPAD) is a project initiated in 2014


Request for Proposal on Impact Assessment of AIPAD Project in Bhagalpur, Bihar

Date: 18/12/2018

1. Introduction and Background of the Project :

Action to Improve Public Schemes Access and Delivery (AIPAD) is a project initiated in 2014 by The Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation (NJKF), in Bhagalpur, Bihar, covering 5 blocks namely Kahalgaon, Pirpainti, Sanhoulla, Shahkund and Jagdishpur. The project aims to improve access to public schemes and services and enhance the wellbeing of citizens in Bhagalpur by using a participatory community based advocacy, monitoring and accountability model. The project focusses on increasing awareness of public schemes and services, with special focus on women, children and disadvantaged groups. Through community and household level interventions and by working in collaboration with the government, the project has specifically made people aware of their rights and entitlements and supported the efforts of the people to secure their rights.

2. Objectives of the Project

The purpose of this project is to improve and enhance the standard of living of the people of Bhagalpur District by using a participatory community based advocacy, monitoring & accountability model in three major themes : Health and Sanitation, Education and Social Security and the project is aimed towards the following specific objectives –

  • Quantitative increase in uptake by eligible persons of public schemes in health/sanitation, social security and education
  • Qualitative improvement in institutional design in delivery of public schemes & effective large scale information dissemination and awareness generation mechanisms
  • Identification and federation of multi-stakeholder groups specialized in local area sectoral planning
  • Institutionalization of social auditing in the district
  • Institutionalization of stakeholder participation and ownership

The results that the project aims to achieve are:

Result Area 1: Improved access to and increased uptake of public schemes
Result Area 2: Increased accountability towards beneficiaries of schemes
Result Area 3: Use of technology to collect, track and disseminate information
Result Area 4: Identification of best practices for replication

3. Purpose

In the last five years, AIPAD has made deep inroads in the fields of education, health, sanitation and social security for sustainable transformation in the target area of the project. Therefore, the purpose of the impact assessment study will be to outline the effectiveness of the project towards holistic development of women, children and other disadvantaged groups in the project area.

4. Scope of the Study

The study will be carried out in the target area of AIPAD project covering the project interventions since the beginning of the project. The specific objectives of the study will be as follows:

  • Highlight the baseline/community situation as assessed in 2014
  • Formulate a research design and subsequent research tools needed for the study
  • Organize orientation and training for the team
  • Supervision and guidance throughout the study period
  • Outline each of AIPADs interventions
  • Collate quantitative data on the number of people who have directly benefited from each of the intervention
  • Gather qualitative information on the community benefits from AIPAD interventions
  • Record impact of AIPAD interventions as evidenced through community change
  • Record impact of community mobilization techniques, stakeholder’s analysis, capacity building efforts and other such activities.
  • Significant learning’s from the project
  • Case studies
  • Any other specific impacts realized through the project during field visit
  • Project visibility and its impact

5. Specific Deliverables

  •  Draft report of the study to be submitted in consultation with NJKF
  • Final report of the study to be submitted.
  • All field data back up to be submitted along with analytical tables

6. Duration of the Study

The study needs to be initiated and completed between 1st January and 29th February 2019.

7. Payment Conditions

The payment of fees will be made on job completed basis of the agreed sum, subject to achievement of progress milestone to be mutually agreed. Agency may submit their proposal on terms and conditions for payment.

8. Contact Details and Deadline

For submission of proposals and any further queries, all correspondence may be directed to Ms Anuja Tripathi, email:  The proposals along with financial bit need to reach us by 26th December 2018.