Fact Sheet: Providing tools to reliably measure the well being of vulnerable children

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Year: 2007


Early methods for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of OVC aid efforts had two serious flaws. First, M&E of orphaned and vulnerable children tended to focus on aspects of their lives that were directly related to HIV/AIDS at the expense of other equally important variables that affect overall child wellbeing. Second, previous M&E efforts have focused on services provided, not on how aid affected children’s overall health, providing effective monitoring but ineffective evaluation. A new tool developed by MEASURE Evaluation aims to overcome these two flaws.

Filed under: Child Health