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

January 15, 2019
Authors: Jenny Mwanza, Lisa Parker, Kristen Brugh, and Shaylen Foley
Organization: MEASURE Evaluation

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 correctly collecting and using OVC_HIVSTAT within their programs.  MEASURE Evaluation’s analysis of these challenges led to a series of recommendations both for USAID missions and IPs to strengthen M&E systems related to the collection, management, and use of OVC_HIVSTAT data.