Monitoring Outcomes of PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs


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Author(s): MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2014-2019

Monitoring Outcomes of PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs Abstract:

As part of its Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) guidance, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) launched a set of outcome indicators for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs in 2014. These outcome indicators are designated as “Essential Survey Indicators,” which means that PEPFAR considers them critical to tracking progress within PEPFAR-funded projects and has therefore made them a reporting requirement. 

The purpose of collecting the MER OVC Essential Survey Indicators (ESI) is to obtain a snapshot of project outcomes at a point in time and to assess changes in outcomes among OVC project beneficiaries over time. Access reports and posters that share findings from  surveys in Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. 

MEASURE Evaluation has developed a set of resources to support the collection of the PEPFAR MER Essential Survey Indicators. These resources are intended for all stakeholders involved in the MER OVC Essential Survey Indicators—for example, USAID Mission staff, PEPFAR implementing partner staff, and the organizations responsible for designing and conducting MER surveys.

Access the full online collection at https://www.measureevaluation.org/our-work/ovc/monitoring-outcomes-of-pepfar-orphans-and-vulnerable-children-programs