Monitoring the Outcomes of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs in Namibia: Findings from 2016–2018 Panel Data, Project HOPE Namibia


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Author(s): Robert Mswia and Lizl Stoman

Year: 2019


Mswia, R., & Stoman, L. Monitoring the outcomes of orphan and vulnerable children programs in Namibia: Findings from 2016–2018 panel data, Project HOPE Namibia. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina.
Monitoring the Outcomes of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs in Namibia: Findings from 2016–2018 Panel Data, Project HOPE Namibia Abstract:

This report presents panel data on outcomes of a program implemented by Project Health Opportunities to People Everywhere (HOPE) Namibia (PHN) and its partners to improve the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and beneficiary households in Namibia. These findings will support evidence-informed strategy, programming, and resource allocation by Namibian stakeholders: the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/Namibia, the Namibian government (Ministry of Health and Social Services [MOHSS] and Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare [MGECW]), implementing partners, and others. They will also contribute to PEPFAR’s global evidence base on the effectiveness of PEPFAR’s OVC programming.

In 2014, PEPFAR introduced a set of outcome indicators for OVC programs, referred to as monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) essential survey indicators (ESI), with the requirement that these indicators be collected every two years by a research organization external to the OVC program. These outcome indicators reflect internationally-accepted developmental milestones and collectively measure the holistic well-being of children over time. A standardized survey methodology and tools have been developed to collect these data in countries where PEPFAR is supporting OVC programs.

MEASURE Evaluation conducted the first round of the MER OVC ESI in November 2016 and the second round in September 2018 for PHN.

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