Child Health and Safety

MEASURE Evaluation PIMA supports expanding the functionality of the Child Protection Information Management System and the OVC Longitudinal Management Information System while building the capacity of relevant stakeholders to use these systems to monitor and evaluate their programs, and use the data to make programmatic and policy decisions to improve child protection outcomes.

Strengthening the Child Protection Information Management System and OVC Longitudinal Management Information System 

The (U.S.) President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provides funding to programs that supply services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their families in sub-Saharan Africa, where children may be at risk from HIV, abuse or neglect, lack of adequate nutrition, or slim opportunities for recreation and psychosocial support, education, or vocational training.

Insight on the success and gaps in these programs depends on quality data that can lead to better programs and saved lives. MEASURE Evaluation PIMA (MEval-PIMA) is supporting the Department of Children Services (DCS), based within the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services. MEval-PIMA supports expanding the functionality of the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) and the OVC Longitudinal Management Information System (OLMIS) while building the capacity of relevant stakeholders to use these systems to monitor and evaluate their programs, and use the data to make programmatic and policy decisions to improve child protection outcomes.

Key areas of focus:

  • Support for improvements to the CPIMS system to capture and aggregate information on effective programs in child protection, with the information rolled up to the national level where trends can be identified and successful interventions replicated or scaled up;
  • Conducting complementary planning (assessments), systems upgrades, and the development of supporting documents for CPIMS to ensure it meets the diverse needs of child protection stakeholders;
  • Updates and best practice standards for OLMIS so that community-based organizations can manage services and report to PEPFAR and to identify challenges and address them through stakeholder coordination, technical working group meetings, and trainings;
  • Plan for and coordinate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for CP/OVC, including enhancing capacity to use information for programs and advocate for policy decision making. MEval-PIMA also supports the capacity building of the national CP/OVC M&E coordination mechanism and is developing a capacity building approach to improve data use at the sub-national level;
  • Improvements for data collection, quality and security; and
  • Support for the DCS and other key stakeholders with the phased roll-out of the CPIM System.


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