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Improving Performance of Community-Level Health and Nutrition Functionaries: A Review of Evidence in India

IntraHealth International
USAID, Vistaar Project

Topics: Community health workers, Employee Engagement, Motivation/incentives, Nutrition, Performance evaluation, Recognition/remuneration, Supervision, Training


Region and Country: Asia, India


This review of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) III which highlights lack of supervision, poor worker motivation, and related issues as critical challenges. It shows that programs often focus on training but other performance factors such as supportive supervision, clear performance expectations and motivation and recognition are often neglected. These factors may be constraints against improving health and nutrition programs in India.

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