Essential Survey Indicators

MEASURE Evaluation assisted with data collection for the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) OVC Essential Survey Indicators (ESIs) in Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

Globally, PEPFAR has invested considerable resources in orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs but has not studied systematically or on a large scale the effect of its programs on the well-being of beneficiary OVC and households.

To fill this gap, in 2014, PEPFAR introduced a new global reporting requirement for monitoring the outcomes of its OVC programs, referred to as the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) OVC Essential Survey Indicators (ESIs). The ESIs are intended to measure and track child and household well-being using standardized indicators and methodology across projects and countries. They reflect internationally accepted developmental milestones and ways that OVC programs gain from and contribute to broader HIV and child protection responses. They were designed to supplement routine PEPFAR monitoring (which primarily tracks project inputs and outputs) and project evaluations.

MEASURE Evaluation assisted with data collection for the MER OVC ESIs in Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. The following reports and posters share findings from these surveys.

Haiti


Kenya

Lesotho

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Tanzania