Learning Partnership with the Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty, Andhra Pradesh

Client: Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty, Andhra Pradesh (SERP-AP)
Location: Andhra Pradesh, India
Sectors: Rural livelihoods (agriculture and small enterprise), human development (WASH, nutrition), social protection (entitlements and vulnerability services)
Dates of service: August 2015 – 2017
IDinsight service: Embedded learning partnership with impact evaluation, process evaluation, and MIS-building support
IDinsight contact: Doug Johnson
Status: Completed

The Problem

Andhra Pradesh is the second driest region in India, and faces high rates of child malnutrition and anemia and Vitamin A deficiencies.

Evidence Needs

The Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Program (APRIGP) is a joint rural and human development program set up by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and its parastatal corporation, the Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty, Andhra Pradesh (SERP-AP). APRIGP aims to achieve increased access to income, nutrition, sanitation, and social entitlements in 150 of the poorest mandals (sub-districts) in Andhra Pradesh (out of 664 mandals) using self-help groups, farmer producer groups, cooperative societies, and one-stop shops.

IDinsight Service

IDinsight and the Government of Andhra Pradesh are working together to pilot and rigorously evaluate a rural inclusive growth program before it is implemented across the state. 

SERP-AP wanted to pilot APRIGP across Andhra Pradesh before scaling up. During this pilot phase, IDinsight conducted rigorous evaluations of APRIGP’s performance and impact. Findings informed recommendations and a roll-out plan to optimize APRIGP’s design and implementation.