In 2021, ResultsinHealth was commissioned by World Vision Canada to carry out the final evaluation of one of their flagship projects: the Born on Time project. The program was dedicated to the prevention of pre-term births, the leading cause of death globally for children under five.
Born on Time was initiated and executed through a partnership between World Vision, Plan International, Save the Children, Johnson & Johnson, and the Canadian government. The 5-year project (2016–2020), implemented in Bangladesh, Mali, and Ethiopia, was the first public-private partnership dedicated to the prevention of pre-term births and aimed at a healthy full-term pregnancy for every mother and a healthy start for newborns. Born on Time additionally focused on addressing the risk factors associated with pre-term births and raising awareness around pre-term birth prevention and response, including around issues of gender-based violence and gender equality.
The three-country evaluation assessed the project’s performance regarding its expected outcomes, exploring topics related to gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, healthy lifestyles, and family planning. Taking on a mixed-method approach, our team combined quantitative techniques with qualitative methods, such as Focus Group Discussions and a story of change collection (derived from the Most Significant Change technique), to provide information on valuable beneficiary experiences and enrich evaluation insights.
Watch this video for reflections on the BOT project, including highlights from ResultsinHealth ’s evaluation results (44 min).