RSS conducts research studies, and delivers ICT4D, monitoring and evaluation solutions to projects that promote population, health and environment interventions. Population interventions generally involve demographic information and delivery of family planning information and services (Sexual Reproductive Health – SRH, Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health – ASRH, Maternal and Neonatal Child Health – MNCH etc), and may include additional reproductive health inputs such as HIV/AIDS prevention and programming or child protection. Other health interventions vary, and usually depend on health needs identified for target populations. Most projects, however, integrate water, sanitation, hygiene, malaria prevention or child health. The environmental goals of these projects focus on environmental conservation, biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, sustainable agriculture and fisheries management.
The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of Population, Health and Environment (PHE) programs, including integrated community development efforts, requires an innovative approach to reflect the small-scale, community-based, and multi-sectoral nature of these projects. RSS works across different types of projects comprising:
- Stand-alone Projects – Those that focus on either Population, health or environment outcomes;
- Cross-sectoral Projects – Those that involve several sectors within population, health or environment domains, though they may not fully integrate their efforts. They aim to link the sectors at least conceptually,but may not link them operationally;
- Coordinated Projects – Those conducted in the same area, where some level of coordination exists among organizations. They are not necessarily formally working on a project together, but rather coordinating efforts on separate projects;
- Parallel Projects – Those conducted in a single area without coordination among organizations;
- Integrated Projects – Those that apply integrated PHE approaches to promote balanced and sustainable development
RSS efforts are intended to reach a wider audience of people and programs who work to improve the health and wellness of populations and environments through community-based programs in developing countries. These programs are diverse and reflect wide variation in approach, target behaviours, country-context, and intended outcomes.
Our service offering includes:
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
- Social Analysis and Resettlement Action Plans
- Demographic & Health Surveys
- Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Surveys
- HIV Sero-Behaviour Studies
- Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
- Food Security and Nutrition