Ongoing Assignments

A. Public Health & Nutrition


1. Longitudinal Aging Study in India in Madhya Pradesh


This is a longitudinal research study with a time span of 25 years in 12 waves. Wave-I has been completed us. The study is sponsored by MoHFW, GOI. The role of IIDM is data collection, analysis of data & report preparation.International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) is conducting the LASI Survey in India. The Research Design & development is done by Harvard University & University of Southern California. The data computing is administered by California University LA.


Specific Objectives and Scope of LASI.


LASI study aims to focus on demographics, household economic status, health and biomarkers, health insurance and health care utilization, family and social network, work and employment and retirement. It aims to cover five major subject and policy domains of adult and older population of India namely


  • Health: Disease burden & risk factors (reported and measured),
  • Health care and health financing,
  • Social: Family and social network,
  • Economic: income, wealth and expenditure,
  • Work and employment, Retirement and Pension,
  • Welfare programs for Elderly,

Sponsored by : International Institute for Population Sciences, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI Govandi Station Road, Deonar Mumbai Year : 2016 Budget : ₹ 86.50 Lakh.


2. Longitudinal Aging Study in India in Chhattisgarh


This is a longitudinal research study with a time span of 25 years in 12 waves. Wave-I has been completed us. The study is sponsored by MoHFW, GOI. The role of IIDM is data collection, analysis of data & report preparation. International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) is conducting the LASI Survey in India. The Research Design & development is done by Harvard University & University of Southern California. The data computing is administered by California University LA.


Specific Objectives and Scope of LASI.


LASI study aims to focus on demographics, household economic status, health and biomarkers, health insurance and health care utilization, family and social network, work and employment and retirement. It aims to cover five major subject and policy domains of adult and older population of India namely:


  • Health: Disease burden & risk factors (reported and measured),
  • Health care and health financing,
  • Social: Family and social network,
  • Economic: income, wealth and expenditure
  • Work and employment, Retirement and Pension,
  • Welfare programs for Elderly,

Sponsored by : International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), GOI, Govandi Station Road, Deonar Mumbai Year : 2016 Budget : ₹ 55.50 Lakh


3. Third Party Impact Assessment Study of Corporate Social Responsibilityinitiative undertaken by NHDC Limited in last three (03) financial years 2014-15, 2015-16 & 2016-17


Under Corporate Social Responsibility & CommunityDevelopment Scheme, various activities were undertaken in and around the areas of CorporateOffice and Projects of NHDC for the benefit of Project Affected Families, Senior Citizens andweaker Sections of the Society during the Financial Year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Primarily, the activities included improvement in the field of Education, Healthcare, EnvironmentConservation, Water Conservation, Access to Drinking Water, Sustainable Livelihood, IncomeGeneration, Women Empowerment and Sanitation.The role of IIDM wasto evaluate the CSR activities through data collection &analysis of data and report preparation.


Objective of the Study:


The prime objective was to verify, evaluate and advise on findings of key project/activities undertaken and further advising the necessary improvement in CSR activities/ initiatives for Socioeconomic development within the broad framework of National CSR guidelines issued by DPE and as per the CSR policy of NHDC Ltd.


The specific objectives of the Impact Assessment Study were to assess:


  • a. The Relevance of the Interventions.
    (Did the overall goal matchneeds of the project area? Did the project’s baseline data correctly address needs of the area?)
  • b. The Efficiency of the interventions.
    (What outputs were achieved and whether they were according to the plan? Was the implementation schedule as planned? Was the project cost within planned limit? Was the fund utilization prudent?)
  • c. The Effectiveness & Uniqueness
    (Did the outputs help achieve the goal? Did the project have any unique feature? Comparing the inputs to the extent of goals achieved, can project implementation be considered to be effective? Can the project be replicated?)
  • d. Impact
    (What were the various tangible and intangible positive and negative impacts (Socio-economic, Environment, Policy, Technology, Awareness) on different stakeholders of the project?)
  • e. Sustainability
    (Would the impacts created by the project sustain? Considering the present course of project, is the project sustainable? If not, what modifications and corrections need to be done with project execution methodology?)

Sponsored by : Narmada Hydraulic Development Corporation Ltd., NHDC Parisar, Near Hotel Lake View Ashoka, Shyamla Hills, Bhopal–462 013 (MP) Year : 2018 Budgets : ₹ 14.39 Lakh

4. National Family Health Survey-5 in Madhya Pradesh-West


The study is sponsored by MoHFW, GOI. The role of IIDM is data collection, analysis of data & report 7preparation. International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) is conducting the NFHS-5 Survey in India. The Research Design, development and data analysis is assisted by IRA.

Objective of the study:


The main objectives of the NFHS-5 programme has been to strengthen India’s demographic and health database by providing information that is both reliable and relied upon; to strengthen the survey research capabilities of Indian institutions to provide, analyse, and disseminate high quality data; and to anticipate and meet the country’s needs for data on emerging health and family welfare issues.


Specific objectives and scope of NFHS-5


It aims to-
Provide estimates of the levels of fertility, infant and child mortality, maternal and child health, and other health and family welfare indicators by background characteristics at the national and state levels; and Measure trends in health and family welfare indicators over time at the national and state levels. Similar to the NFHS-4, NFHS-5 will also provide information on several emerging issues including:


  • Perinatal mortality, high-risk sexual behaviour, safe injections, tuberculosis, and malaria;
  • Non-communicable diseases;
  • Use of emergency contraception; and
  • Disability

Some salient features of NFHS-5 are:


  • In addition to the 29 states, NFHS-5 will also cover all the 7 Union Territories (UTs) as in NFHS-4. Similarly, NFHS-5 will provide estimates of most indicators at the district level for all 707 districts in the country as on March 1, 2017.
  • Given the need to estimate most demographic and health indicators at the district level, the NFHS-5 sample size is expected to be approximately 610,000 households (in all 707 districts).
  • As the survey will elicit information (using Household, Woman’s, Man’s, and Biomarker questionnaires) from all women age 15-49and men age 15-54 in a subsample of households, it is estimated that NFHS-5 will yield a total sample of 6,68,622 women aged 15-49 years, and 91,200 men aged 15-54 years. In these households information on about 265,000 children below age 5 will be also collected in the survey.
  • Data will be collected using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) on mini-notebook computers. CAPI eliminates the need for a separate data entry operation and for data editing in the field. With essential data consistency checks built into the programming, data are also likely to be of better quality. Additionally, data will be sent to the central office on a daily basis, enabling IIDM to share feedback to teams on quality or other concerns, as required. It is expected that about 17-18 field agencies will be selected to implement data collection.
  • Anaemia testing and height and weight measurements for women age 15-49, men age 15-54 and children age under5 years will also be included in NFHS-5. All related estimates will be provided at the district level.
  • Like in NFHS-5, other components included in the domain of clinical, anthropometric and biochemical testing (CAB) in NFHS-5 are blood glucose and hypertension measurements with estimates to be provided at the district level.
  • In addition, NFHS-5 will be collecting finger-stick blood to produce dried blood spots (DBS) from a subsample of respondents for laboratory testing of malaria, HbA1C and vitamin D3. These tests will provide an opportunity to estimate the community based burden of malaria and antimalarial drug resistance in high malaria endemic states, as well as the national level. It will also provide information on the extent of vitamin-Deficiency in the population and level of diabetes control at the national level amongNFHS-5 respondents, who report that they have diabetes.
  • Data on waist and hip circumference will be collected for the first time in NFHS-5., which will allow these measures to be compared to the body mass index (BMI) as predictors of chronic diseases. This will not only help build a large health database for monitoring of health related programmes in the country but also provide information for public health researchers and programme implementers to prioritize and develop effective health interventions.

Only medical or other personnel with specific training on the procedures and on universal precautions regarding blood-borne pathogens will be engaged for conducting the anaemia and blood glucose tests and the collection of DBS samples.


Sponsored by : The Director, International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai-400 088 Year : 2019 Budget : ₹5.55 Crore