Monitoring Outcomes of PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs in Kenya: Round 2

The PEPFAR Kenya OVC team requested the assistance of the USAID project, MEASURE Evaluation, to collect data for the MER ESI.

In 2014, the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) introduced the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) essential survey indicators (ESIs) to help track changes over time in the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project beneficiaries and their households. 

In 2018, the OVC team of PEPFAR in Kenya requested assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded MEASURE Evaluation project to conduct three panel studies and one cross-sectional survey for three ongoing PEPFAR OVC projects in western Kenya: Making Well-Informed Efforts to Nurture Disadvantaged Orphans & Vulnerable Children (MWENDO), a USAID-funded project of Catholic Relief Services; the Timiza 90 project of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and the Walter Reed Program/Henry M. Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (WRP/HJFMRI) HIV project funded by the United States Department of Defense. This was the second round of data collection. MEASURE Evaluation completed the first round in 2016. One of the implementing partners whose beneficiaries were assessed in 2016 was AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Plus Program, Western Kenya (APHIAplus). APHIAplus has since ended, and its beneficiaries now receive services from the MWENDO project.

In the three panel studies (one for each project) the same beneficiary households who were interviewed in 2016 were again interviewed. The main objective for the repeat survey was to evaluate the progress of the OVC projects over the two-year period. In addition, an independent cross-sectional survey (conducted for MWENDO only) was designed to provide a snapshot of the current status of MWENDO beneficiaries in areas not included in the 2016 survey. Fieldwork for the surveys was undertaken in October and November 2018.

The following materials present our findings.

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