External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-Based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa: Mobile Phones, Nutrition, and health in Tanzania: Cost-Effectiveness Endline Report
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The quantitative evaluation was designed as a cluster randomised controlled trial, with two stages of randomisation: a village-level randomisation where villages were assigned to a treatment group or to a control group, and a household level randomisation within treatment villages whereby households were either assigned to receive the mNutrition content on just the mobile phone of the primary female or on the mobile phones of both the primary female and the primary male. In villages that were assigned to the treatment group, sampled households were offered access to the mNutrition content on their mobile phone, free of charge, through a door-to-door, in-person visit. In villages that were assigned to the control group, no offer of access to the service was made. Though registration for the mNutrition service was possible for all households regardless of treatment assignment, pre-baseline discussions with the organisation implementing the mNutrition service in Tanzania suggested that take-up of their existing service was low in the study region.
CitationBatchelor. S. Et al (2020) 'External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-Based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa: Mobile Phones, Nutrition, and health in Tanzania: Cost-Effectiveness Endline Report,' Report
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