Data collected routinely by governments and by program implementers can be leveraged to inform and evaluate social and behavior change (SBC) programs.
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.
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 correctly 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.
Kenyan girls miss four days of school every month, often due to pain connected to their menstrual cycle, lack of sanitary products and lack of knowledge about their period. This problem is acute in low-income settlements, where sanitary products are costly and hard to find, school facilities are inadequate, and health education is poor.