OPM New Delhi offers solutions to a broad range of issues, with a strong track record in high-quality research and evidence-based decisions
OPM has more than 20 years’ experience of providing public policy analysis and implementation support in India. Working closely with a nationwide network of local partners and OPM Oxford, our permanent office in New Delhi currently has eight projects in India, mainly in the health and nutrition sphere, many involving primary data collection.

Current projects include:
  • Helping the State Government of Bihar to design, implement, and evaluate a maternal and child-nutrition-focused conditional cash transfer that seeks to support the uptake and delivery of NRHM and ICDS services (through the convergent Village Health and Nutrition Days);
  • Designing and implementing an impact evaluation of the Government of Norway’s health programme focused on supporting neonatal care under the NRHM in four states (Bihar, Orissa, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh);
  • Assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of a large DfID-funded reproductive health and family planning project that seeks to leverage the potential of the private sector to augment and support the gains in the public sector made as a result of NRHM. This is in partnership with the State Governments of Bihar and Orissa.
  • Researching the possibilities of building institutional linkages between health institutions in the UK and in Tamil Nadu;
  • Reviewing DfID’s slum upgrading programmes in India over the last 30 years, with a special focus on their impact on health and health-seeking behaviour;
  • Evaluating the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI), a DfID- and World Bank- funded initiative that seeks to improve nutrition outcomes across the region;
  • Conducting a conceptual study on service delivery failings in India, and the potential role of social accountability initiatives to overcome these.

Recently completed programmes have included:
  • Facilitating a long-term series of workshops in different UNICEF State offices in India to allow UNICEF to apply a tool for assessing and refining their existing capacity development initiatives to become more sustainable, cost effective and results orientated. This initiative followed a successful project that involved designing a monitoring and evaluation framework for the Joint UN Convergence Programme in India for UNICEF, focussing on the provision of decentralised service delivery in seven states.
  • Researching child labour for UNICEF
  • Developing a disaster-needs-assessment toolkit for CSOs, in partnership with Oxfam UK and the University of East Anglia;
  • Building a monitoring, evaluation, research and performance management system for the DfID-funded Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS) in India. PACS supports 90 civil society organisations (CSOs) who promote the rights of socially excluded persons to access public services and entitlements across India.