Overview of MEASURE Evaluation Support to OVC M&E in Nigeria

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Presented at the Nigeria MEASURE Evaluation End-of-Phase-III Event in June 2014.

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  • These structures are however weak at these levels to track performance of OVC response
  • This is done in collaboration with other stakeholders since OVC is a multisectoral response.
  • Overview of MEASURE Evaluation Support to OVC M&E in Nigeria

    1. 1. Overview MEASURE Evaluation Support to OVC M&E in Nigeria MEASURE Evaluation Phase III End-of-Project Dissemination Meeting Sheraton Hotel & Towers June 18, 2014 By Stanley Amadiegwu & John Duru
    2. 2. Outline  Background  Goal  Areas of Support  Strategies  Accomplishments  Way Forward
    3. 3. Background Mandate - To strengthen the National Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System in Nigeria Rationale - The Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development (MWASD) at the national and sub-national levels are responsible for the coordination and supervision of the OVC response at all levels (national, state, LGA, community)
    4. 4. Background (cont’d) Stakeholders - Other ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, local and international non-governmental organizations, and the private sector
    5. 5. Goal To provide technical assistance and capacity building in order to strengthen the M&E capacity of the FMWASD in the national response for Vulnerable Children in Nigeria
    6. 6. Areas of Support  Review of existing OVC M&E tools & development of new indicators and Tools  National OVC M&E Plan  Capacity Building in M&E of OVC  National Priority Agenda M&E Framework  Coordination of national OVC M&E Response  Supporting improved OVC data management  Research and Special Studies
    7. 7. Strategies  Strengthening coordination and collaboration through partnership with FMWASD, MDAs & other IPs/donor agencies  Technical assistance towards strengthening OVC M&E systems at the national, state, LGA and community levels  Capacity building and institutional strengthening at all levels of government
    8. 8. Strategies (cont’d)  Consultations on the promotion and use of best practices and methodologies in OVC M&E information systems and research methodologies  Evolving strategies for increased demand and use of quality data for OVC programming
    9. 9. Accomplishments  Technical assistance in the adaptation of new set of PEPFAR OVC Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) indicators.  Reviewed the M&E framework indicators of the National Priority Agenda (NPA) for VC in Nigeria.  Revision of existing national tools in line with new set of PEPFAR and national OVC indicators  OVC Indicators and Tools Reviews & Development
    10. 10. Accomplishments (cont’d)  Supported the adaptation of the National Capacity Assessment Tools (NOCAT) for Social Service Systems’ Strengthening in OVC  Conducted a pre-test of the global MEASURE Evaluation Child, Caregiver, and Household Well-being Program Evaluation Survey tools in Catholic Diocese of Lafia, Akwanga, Nasarawa State  OVC Indicators and Tools Reviews & Development
    11. 11. Accomplishments (cont’d)  Regular OVC M&E TWG Meetings, reviews, program planning and sharing of best practices  Technical assistance to FMWASD through University Research Company (URC) in the development of the VC national service standard indicators for measuring quality of services provided to the VC  Translation of the OVC CSI tools into 4 Nigeria indigenous languages of Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Pidgin.  Coordination of national OVC M&E response
    12. 12. Accomplishments (cont’d)  Developed standard curriculum for the training of over 100 master trainers on the national OVC M&E Plan and an electronic platform National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS)  Supported step-down training using the OVC M&E Plan/NOMIS standard curriculum in eight states (Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Bayelsa, Anambra, Imo, Oyo & Sokoto)  Trained over 200 OVC M&E and program staff at the state level comprising state M&E officers, CBOs, LGA Social workers and IPs  Capacity Building in OVC M&E
    13. 13. OVC M&E Plan/NOMIS Step-down Training Sessions Training session at Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Gombe State , February 2013 Training Session at the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Lafia, Nasarawa State, March 2013
    14. 14. Accomplishments (cont’d) Technical assistance to the OVC Situation Assessment and Analysis by FMWASD in 2008 Support staff of the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics of FMWASD to attend the Ahmadu Bello University/MEASURE Evaluation regional M&E training to increase capacity of the department in research and special studies  Research & Special Studies
    15. 15. Way Forward Using advocacy, communication and social mobilization strategies to increase support of the national VC M&E system from the leadership of MDAs and other stakeholders Applying innovative approaches to measurement, including new indicators, methods and tools Improving institutional capacity building
    16. 16. Way Forward Implementing evaluations and special studies Supporting data demand and use Improving data analysis to include data triangulation
    17. 17. 17 Thank You
    18. 18. MEASURE Evaluation is a MEASURE project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partnership with Futures Group International, ICF Macro, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, and Tulane University. Views expressed in this presentation do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government. MEASURE Evaluation is the USAID Global Health Bureau's primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide. Visit us online at http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure

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