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Post on Seeking Results from PEPFAR’s OVC Programs

by on October 21, 2013

The Center for Global Development’s recent “Seeking Results from PEPFAR’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs” blog post highlights MEASURE Evaluation’s Core Indicators for OVC Program Evaluation and OVC Survey Tool Kit. An excerpt from the post reads:

PEPFAR deserves to be commended for its efforts to define key measurable outcomes for its orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) portfolio. Approximately 17 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents due to HIV/AIDS. In response, PEPFAR has earmarked 10% of its annual program funds to help mitigate the psychological and developmental effects this loss can have on children. This is serious money – totaling $2 billion over the last decade or so. While PEPFAR reports that its services have reached over 4.5 million children in the last year alone, less is known about what results those scarce resources have actually yielded. Until recently, in fact, there has been little consensus on just what results OVC programs are trying to achieve.

Read the full post on the Center for Global Development’s Rethinking US Foreign Assistance Blog.

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