Call to Action! Evaluation of Projects Targeting Orphans and Vulnerable Children

August 2, 2012

OVCWellbeing.org suggests that CGHD researchers evaluation of PEPFAR-funded programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children should inspire a furthur call to action.

A major conclusion of the authors is the need to start funding and conducting rigorous research and evaluations around interventions. The authors note that while the programming has moved from the emergency implementation stage to a more structurally integrated programs, the evaluation methods have not similarly evolved. “In other words, most programs are still being implemented in a way that precludes empirical measurement of inputs and outputs against a well defined baseline.” The authors could similarly not find an evidence-base for OVC programming.

Let’s take this work as a further call to action!

Read the article at OVCWellbeing.org.

Read the report on the CGHD website.