CommCare Evidence Base

Featured Evidence Base Studies

  • Within the CommCare Evidence Base, two RCTs --  one in India and one in Tanzania -- demonstrate that clients of community health workers using CommCare have better behaviors and outcomes than the clients of community health workers who don’t use CommCare.
    • A 2015 Mathematica RCT found improved client behaviors among clients of FLWs using CommCare, including a 73% increase in ANC Visits, 58% increase in consumption of iron tablets, and a 36% increase in the use of contraception (Borkhum, 2015). 
    • An RCT in Tanzania documented a 74% institutional delivery rate for clients whose FLWs use CommCare, compared to a 63% institutional delivery rate in the control group (Hackett 2018).
  • Over 10 years, scaling CommCare in Uttar Pradesh averted 149,468 neonatal deaths - or a 5.3% total reduction of neonatal deaths (Prinja 2018).
  • A 2017 study in India found that CommCare is more cost-effective than cholera and typhoid vaccines (Prinja, 2017).
  • A cardiovascular diseases training for CHWs that took 12 hours with paper took 3 hours with CommCare (Surka, 2014).