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Endline Evaluation for Adolescent Impact Mitigation and HIV Prevention Project - Swaziland
The purpose of the evaluation is to guide future programming for effective and replicable HIV prevention and impact mitigation for OVC and AGYW in Swaziland. This will be achieved by generating empirical evidence of the program performance in improving OVC, adolescent, and young women well-being. Moreover, the evaluation will collect evidence that enable implementers to learn about how adolescents and young women in the program perceive risk and navigate their lives and relationships. The end line evaluation intends to:
- Assess the change in well-being of OVC vulnerabilities by a comparison of baseline and end of project values for PEPFAR essential OVC indicators.
- Review programmatic data and services provided to beneficiaries to assess program exposure, characterization and social ecology of vulnerable household/adolescents.
- Assess the knowledge attitudes, practices and behaviors of adolescent girls and young women
- Understand beneficiaries’ perceptions of the project interventions and support services, and how the program has impacted their lives and behaviors.
The endline evaluation will be conducted in two phases:
Phase 1 will be conducted internally by Pact and will entail data mining into existing programmatic data to assess the change in well-being of OVC and vulnerabilities by a comparison of baseline and end of project values for PEPFAR essential OVC indicators which will be collected by Pact during the final OVC vulnerability re-assessment. Data mining of project programmatic data will also help to create household/adolescent characterizations, so as to develop the social ecology of vulnerable adolescents reached by Umliba project. This will entail a description of demographic, social, educational, economic etc. characteristics of beneficiaries (and any changes over program duration) as well as describing program exposure by subgroups to type and duration/dosage of interventions & layering of services. Phase 1 will also include a survey of AGYW to assess how project activities affected knowledge, attitudes, practices and behaviors of adolescent girls and young women particularly. Results shared with the externally evaluator who will focus on Phase 2 and bringing the two phases of the evaluation together.
Phase 2 of the evaluation will collect data from adolescent OVC, adolescent girls, young women, caregivers and other stakeholders who participated/are participating in Umliba project activities. Qualitative data will be collected in a form of beneficiary feedback to learn about project participants’ perceptions of the project interventions and support services, including feedback on activities/ components of activities that beneficiaries found useful/relevant/interesting and reasons for that. The evaluation will also provide a context analysis that will entail review of existing epidemiological data and national documents to provide an understanding of Swaziland environment for adolescent OVC, adolescent girls, and young women. The context analysis will assess the drivers of behaviors that relate to OVC, adolescent girls, and young women vulnerabilities. The data collection will seek to collect recommendations from beneficiaries on ways to improve OVC and AGYW activities going forward. Phase 2 qualitative data collection will also include caregivers and community cadres implementing the project (i.e. home visitors, youth facilitators, empowerment workers and young women mentors) to solicit feedback on activities/ interventions that worked and why, as well as recommendations on ways to improve OVC and AGYW programming. Lastly, Phase 2 will include data analysis for the quantitative data collected in the AGYW survey. Phase 2 will be conducted by the external evaluator.