Deadline: 04-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Since this pilot is preceding proposed larger roll-out of the program across Tanzania, it is critical to understand how effective the pilot is in improving trauma care and reducing morbidity and mortality, and if other strategies could be implemented in conjunction with the pilot that would make them more effective. The Development Impact Evaluation unit at the World Bank is proposing to conduct an impact evaluation, funded by UKaid, of this pilot. There is currently little rigorous evidence on the impact of post-crash interventions on morbidity and mortality outcomes. What little evidence exists is only focused in developed country settings where implementation and results may be very different. An important contribution of this study is to bridge this gap and allow policymakers to have evidence on how post-crash interventions work in achieving the goals of greater access to emergency transport, improved on-scene primary care, reduced delays in accessing medical care, and ultimately lower morbidity and mortality in low income countries such as Tanzania. The evaluation can directly contribute to decisions about if and how policy makers scale the program to the country level.