The Superior Institute of Population Sciences (ISSP) at the University
of Ouagadougou, with support from the Japanese Government and the World
Bank, is implementing a pilot Community Monitoring Project (CMP) which
aims to increase the quality and quantity of health and education
services through empowering, capacitating, and stimulating individuals
and communities to demand good governance and through increasing
transparency and accountability of service providers.
This pilot targets 18 health facilities and 18 schools in nine poor
rural municipalities in three of Burkina Faso's thirteen administrative
regions. To provide evidence on project impacts and on the mechanisms
through which these are achieved, the CMP includes an experimental
impact evaluation. The evaluation uses a cluster-randomized controlled
design, with 36 health facilities and 36 primary schools randomly
assigned to either the treatment or control group.
The study was designed to answer the following research questions: 1.
What are the impacts of the community monitoring intervention on health
and education service delivery and on human development outcomes? 2. Do
these impacts differ across health and education services? 3. How does
the level of social capital within communities affect the outcomes of
community monitoring? 4. Does the community monitoring intervention
build informal institutions (social capital)?
Baseline data was collected in July 2011 and February 2012. Data was
collected from 36 health facilities, 36 primary schools, 3,840
households, and \"lab-in-field\" behavioral activities in 67 villages
with 1,000 participants.
The World Bank. Burkina Faso - Community Monitoring and Evaluation for Better Health and Education Services Delivery - Baseline Survey 2011-2012. The World Bank, Washington DC, USA (2013) 419 pp.
Burkina Faso - Community Monitoring and Evaluation for Better Health and Education Services Delivery - Baseline Survey 2011-2012