Overview of Child Status Index Studies

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Year: 2013

Overview of Child Status Index Studies Abstract:

In 2009, MEASURE Evaluation published the Child Status Index, A Tool for Assessing the Well-Being of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, a manual designed to capture vulnerable children’s status across the six domains of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Based on anecdotal reports of widespread use, MEASURE Evaluation conducted the Child Status Index Usage Assessment (phase 1) in 2011-2012 to understand how large programs were using the Child Status Index (CSI) to meet a range of information needs. Findings from that study were helpful in understanding the benefits and challenges of using the CSI at the implementing partner level, but did not obtain the perspective of community-based workers who use the CSI on a routine basis. In 2012, MEASURE Evaluation conducted a second study, Decision Making Among Community-Based Volunteers Working in Vulnerable Children Programs (phase 2), designed to complement the first study. This document provides an overview of the studies.