Case Study Series: Community-Based Information Systems: Zambia

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Year: 2014


Many community-based programs are providing services intended to mitigate the effects of HIV including HIV prevention, HIV care and treatment, and services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). These programs vary widely in terms of the data that are collected for monitoring and evaluation (M&E); the job function and skills of data collectors; and how and by whom the data are managed, analyzed, used, and stored. MEASURE Evaluation, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and support and technical input from members of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) OVC Technical Working Group (TWG), conducted case studies in three countries to unpack the complexity of community-based M&E systems and to make recommendations. This case presents the findings from Zambia.