UNICEF: Overview of OVC indicators by strategic approach,

age of target group, thematic area and tools for measurement

 

Strategic Approach

Age

Key Domains

Tools for Measurement

1

Strengthening the capacity of families to protect and care for orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS

 

Core Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator 1: Basic material needs

5-17

Family capacity

Population-based survey

 

Indicator 2: Malnutrition - underweight prevalence

0-4

Food Security & Nutrition

Population-based survey

 

Indicator 3: Sex before the age of 15

15-17

Health

 

 

 Additional indicators:

 

 

 

 

Indicator A1: Food security

10-17

Food Security & Nutrition

Population-based survey

 

 

Indicator A2: Psychosocial wellbeing

10-17

Psychosocial

Population-based survey

 

 

Indicator A3: Connectedness to an adult caregiver

10-17

Psychosocial

Population-based survey

 

 

Indicator A4: Succession planning

18+

(HH head)

Protection

Household survey

2

Mobilize and strengthen community-based responses 

 

Core Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator 4: Children outside of family care

0-17

Institutional care / Shelter

Population-based survey

 

Indicator 5: External support for households with OVCs

0-17

Community capacity

Household survey

 

 Additional indicators:

 

 

 

 

Indicator A5: Orphans living with siblings

0-17

Community/ 

Family capacity

 Household survey

3

Ensuring access to essential services for orphans and vulnerable children 

 

Core Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator 6: Orphan school attendance ratio (10-14)

10-14

Education

Population-based survey

 

Indicator 7: Proportion of OVCs that receive appropriate psychosocial support

10-17

Psychosocial support

Key informant interviews Population-based survey

 

Indicator 8: Birth registration

0-4

Protection

Population-based survey

4

Ensuring that governments protect the most vulnerable children

 

Core Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator 9: OVC Programme Effort index

NA

Policies/Strategies

Key informant interviews

 

 

 

Resources and Resource Mobilization

 

 

 Additional indicators:  

 

 

 

 

Indicator A6: Property transfer

15-49

Protection

Household survey

 

 

Indicator A7: Quality of Institutional Care

NA

Institutional Care / Shelter

Survey of institutions

5

Raising awareness to create a supportive environment for children affected by HIV/AIDS

 

Core Indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator 10: Percent of children who are orphans

0-17

Key

Population-based survey

 

 Additional indicators:

 

 

 

 

Indicator A8: Stigma and discrimination

15-49

Protection

Household survey