World Vision India

Impact Assessment of the Area Development Program in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh


World Vision India


Madhya Pradesh

Key Highlights

  • Owing to Covid-19 realities, and restrictions on travel, the entire study was conducted virtually.
  • The study reached a total of 341 stakeholders across the Hoshangabad Area Development Program.
  • The evaluation used internal monitoring and evaluation data to build a narrative of achieved socio-economic development and validated the findings through qualitative research methods with key informants and program stakeholders.

The final evaluation assessed the work done by WVI in Hoshangabad District between 2007 – 2020.  

The Area Development Program (ADP) in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh was initiated by World Vision India in 2007. Comprising a multi-pronged approach to tackle pressing socio-economic issues, the program has been operational in the Sohagpur block of Hoshangabad district. Over the years this program has worked towards uplifting the vulnerable communities of the district through different health, education and livelihood projects. The study evaluated implementation processes and achievements of the project based on the OECD-DAC Criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, participation and sustainability; and traced changes in knowledge, behaviors, practices and conditions of the target communities in terms of health and nutrition, child protection and wellbeing, livelihoods and education. 

Research Tools

01. Secondary Research
02. Telephone Interviews


Semi-structured telephone interviews were used to collect data. The interview questionnaire consisted of six sections: 1. Respondent Profile, 2. Details on program participation, 3. Relevance of program activities, 4. Feedback on implementation processes,  5. Validation of key impact outcomes, with a focus on drivers and deterrents of impact, 6. Sustainability of outcomes and development aspirations. Analysis was undertaken to answer broad research questions related to each program. The key output indicators were identified to further outline the key impacts of the program. Evaluation results have been analysed based across four program areas: Health, Education, Community Engagement, and Sponsorship and Economic Development; considering the cross-cutting themes of Gender, Disability, and Environment.