Strategies for Dealing with Double Counting

Experience to date points to “double counting” as a particularly important data quality problem that can be detrimental to program planning and data-driven decision making. MEASURE Evaluation provides a review of approaches that deal with double counting in reporting under PEPFAR.

The Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator has invested substantially in improving results reporting so that the monitoring and evaluation of the President’s Emergency Plan is based on valid and reliable data. Experience to date points to “double counting” as a particularly important data quality problem that can be detrimental to program planning and data-driven decision making. 

MEASURE Evaluation conducted an extensive literature review, surveyed country-based USG SI teams, and consulted other experts to compile information on approaches that deal with double counting in reporting under the President's Emergency Plan. In this recently published report, each approach is described in detail, including its strengths and weaknesses and special considerations in its application. Case studies are also provided. 

Download Strategies Used By USG Country Teams for Dealing with Double Counting of Individuals and Sites. (pdf, 508Kb)