Data collected routinely by governments and by program implementers can be leveraged to inform and evaluate social and behavior change (SBC) programs.
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Community-led monitoring (CLM) is a technique initiated and implemented by local community-based organizations and other civil society groups, networks of key populations (KP), people living with HIV (PLHIV), and other affected groups, or other community entities that gather quantitative and qualitative data about HIV services.
This document provides information on how community health workers (CHWs) can support contact tracing efforts related to COVID-19 in low resource and resource-limited non-U.S. settings. The considerations provided can be adapted to follow national or local guidelines and account for local context.
Program evaluations in a LRS can be challenging in that the program staff may not have the skills or capacity to see it through. However, agencies often require formal evaluation of their funded programs which may lead to the hiring of a contract evaluator.
This brief states that M&E does not have to be time-consuming or expensive to be worthwhile, but it does require some resources to plan it, collect information, and use the results to strengthen your program. It will guide programs in making the most of a limited budget.
Numerous guidelines outline best practices for health program M&E. However, health programs are often implemented in less-than-ideal circumstances where these best practices may not be resourced or feasible.
IndiKit was developed by the Czech INGO People in Need (PIN). It aims to make M&E of relief and development interventions easier and better by helping humanitarian and development workers to use well-formulated project indicators. It also helps them to orrectly collect and analyze the data required for each indicator.
This brief offers practical guidance on how to use social listening as a tool to inform social and behavior change (SBC) programs. It is intended for global and regional SBC program implementers, evaluators, and donors in USAID priority countries. Social listening uses existing data from public online sources. It can be conducted both retrospectively and prospectively, enabling SBC program, research, and evaluation stakeholders to access relevant insights in a quick and cost-effective way.
This resource discusses how SBC programs usually plan for M&E from the very first planning steps, but that depending on the funding, M&E budgets can at times be limited. Planners must figure out how to evaluate the program on a limited budget.