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Strengthening Systems for the Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV Status of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

January 15, 2019

This publication reports on a mixed methods study in three countries to collect qualitative data about the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in place for the collection, management, and use of OVC_HIVSTAT data. Six implementing partners (IPs) across Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Zimbabwe were assessed. This summary report elaborates on the challenges that IPs are facing in… View Article

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Orphans and Vulnerable Children Monitoring, Evaluation, and Report (MER) Indicators: Facilitator’s Guide

January 15, 2019

This facilitator’s guide includes five modules on the definitions included in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER 2.3) indicators. This guide accompanies MEASURE Evaluation’s “Orphans and Vulnerable Children MER Indicator Training for Implementing Partners,” and offers notes for training facilitators, handouts, and review questions and answers. The full set of course materials to accompany the… View Article

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Stemming HIV in adolescents: gender and modes of transmission

January 7, 2019

Adolescents have been rightly highlighted as a priority population in ending HIV but the authors of this article explain that a gender lens is also needed. The authors’ analysis indicate that gender disaggregation illuminates the causes of transmission which must be brought into the light for prevention and appropriate intervention. Using data provided by Avenir… View Article

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Guidelines for conducting cost analyses of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income settings

December 31, 2018

A variety of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) have been implemented. Yet, few have been rigorously evaluated to determine their effectiveness and cost effectiveness, making it difficult for decision makers to prioritize interventions. In addition, very limited information is available on how much it would cost to implement an intervention for… View Article

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After help leaves: Tracer study findings on graduation approaches and short-term post-graduation outcomes among households in Kenya’s northern arid lands

December 18, 2018

In Kenya, the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project was providing technical assistance to the APHIAplus IMARISHA OVC project and the local implementing partners to implement PEPFAR’s geographic pivot through responsible graduation or transition at both the programmatic and case level for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). This report summarizes findings of a tracer… View Article

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The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2018

December 10, 2018

The report is based on the Child- Friendliness Index (CFI), which ranks 52 African nations on progress towards realizing the rights and wellbeing of children. The CFI rates Mauritius, Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Morocco and Lesotho as the most child friendly African countries, while South Sudan, Central African Republic,… View Article

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Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

October 10, 2018

Many policies and guidelines for HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care, as well as management of confidential HIV data, do not adequately address the unique needs of children. While there is no formula for when a child is capable to take full responsibility for decisions on HIV-related care and social support services, or when a… View Article

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Inuka Community-based OVC Project, Final Report

October 9, 2018

From June 2013 to June 2018, the Inuka Community based OVC project (ICOP)–funded by USAID and successfully implemented by Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT)– aimed at expanding service coverage and improving the overall well-being of 11,000 OVC in Bondo and Rarieda Sub-counties of Siaya County. Key lessons learned from the project include: Early communication and preparation… View Article

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Indicator Reference Guide, version 2.3

October 2, 2018

To achieve global HIV goals, measuring the impact of investments at national and regional above-site areas, down to direct service at the site-level, is necessary to PEPFAR’s program implementation and monitoring approach. PEPFAR’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) indicators continue to evolve to reflect the progression of U.S. government support and global HIV response guidelines…. View Article

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Standards for Child Participation

September 17, 2018

This document focuses on the meaningful, appropriate, safe and ethical participation of children in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities.

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