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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh requires an external impact evaluation of the Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Health Service Delivery Project (NHSDP) program that was awarded to Pathfinder International in December 2012. The impact evaluation will use a difference-in-difference (DID) strategy to determine program impact. This design requires collecting baseline and endline data in program intervention areas and similar comparison areas, which serve as the counterfactual for the impact evaluation. The main objective of 2014 NHSDP baseline survey was to measure USAID performance indicators related to health and family planning that the program seeks to improve in program intervention areas and in similar comparison areas (where NHSDP is not in operation). The survey provides baseline characteristics for assessing the programs performance at the population level. Additionally, the survey collected information on individual, household, and neighborhood-level characteristics associated with health outcomes and health behaviors.