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During the 3rd Annual Pediatric Conference on children infected and affected by HIV&AIDS—A Focus on Decentralization (2 - 4 December 2007) :
Development of abstract on CSI (with CSI ToT Team)
CSI abstract was also selected among other oral abstract presentations on Protection of OVC
It was recommended that the tool should be adapted to Rwandan context and then be used
MIGEPROF (Esron, Damien and Alfred)
UNICEF (François & Gisèle)
MEASURE Evaluation (Andrew)
CSI TASK FORCE :
Ministry of Justice
Right to Play
ADAPTATION PROCESS OF THE TOOL
Settlement of Task force (Government, UN Agencies, NGO)
Training PAMASOR volunteers (with Dr Florence)
Training volunteers and field staff: AVSI (South), Africare (East), ARCT (North), Uyisenga n’Manzi, AEE (Kigali), Haguruka (Kigali), PAMASOR (Kigali)
Pre-testing the tool on field
OVC TWG to collect feedback from volunteers
Technical meetings (Task Force) to incoporate comments
Consultative Meeting with OVC stakeholders
Validation meeting with OVC stakeholders
Three to four volunteers expressed that the services concerning Food & Nutrition, Psychosocial support and abuse & exploitation seemed to be difficult to score.
Worries were also expressed regarding data quality given by unpaid staff /volunteers (worry by program staff).
Collecting all the detailed information on all given services __Program managers were made aware that CSI gives a general picture on the wellbeing of the child. It is not there to replace other ways used in reporting.
Many partners have found the CSI to be an answer for them in collecting information that depicts their successes in achieving those set goals.
OVC caregivers and field staff have appreciated the CSI tool as a simple tool: One-page form that is easy to handle and to capture holistic information about the quality of services given to OVCs and the needs and gaps that should be addressed.
The CSI insists on creating synergies among caregivers, their communities, the service providers and within members of each of the above categories.
Proper training of the CSI users requires sufficient time.
Intensive and sustained supervision to volunteers is needed in the implementation of CSI (by field workers/staff).
No particular obstacle to scaling up the CSI tool, so far
General acceptance among different OVC caregivers, NGOs, UN agencies and Government officials in Rwanda
Its integration into other national tools, documents
INTEGRATING CSI INTO
A vulnerable child is a person under 18 years exposed to conditions, which do not permit him/her to fulfill her/his fundamental rights for her/his harmonious development. An orphan is a child who has lost one or both parents.
15 Broad categories of vulnerable children
Specific criteria for program implementation (May 2008 Vulnerability study)
CATEGORIES OF OVCS
1. Ch ildren living in households headed by children
2. Children in fostering care
3. Street children
4. Children living in centres
5. Children in conflict with the law
6. Children with disabilities
7. Children affected by armed conflict )
8. Children who are sexually exploited and/or abused
9. Working children
10. Children affected/infected
by HIV/ AIDS
11. Infants with their mothers in
12. C hildren in very poor
13. Refugee and displaced
14. Children of single mothers
15. Children who are married
before their majority
INTEGRATING OF CSI ASPECTS INTO:
M&E Framework for the OVC Strategic Plan, including Minimum Package of Services offered to OVC
Vulnerability criteria (cfr Identification Guide for the selection of OVC)
INTEGRATING CSI INTO OVC PROGRAM M&E PLAN/SYSTEM
CSI is referred to in the M&E framework as a special study report . It will help at the outcome and impact level as DHS reports do.
Examples of CSI aspects included in the M&E framework for the OVC Strategic Plan:
- Impact indicator: improved quality of lives of OVC.
How measured/tracked: number of children scoring 3 or 4 in all the 12 dimensions of CSI
- Outcome indicator: “Proportion of OVC who are safe from neglect,
stigma, discrimination or exploitation” (CSI outcome)
-Output indicator: “Number of OVC provided with support with type of services disaggregated by gender, age and district” (Data collection tool: OVC Register; CSI)
INTEGRATING CSI INTO OVC PROGRAM M&E PLAN/SYSTEM —CONT’D
CSI outcomes included in the Minimum Package of services:
Note that in the Minimum Package of services offered to OVC: 6 (CSI services) +1 (Economic Strengthening).
In the Minimum Package of Services offered to OVC, « SHELTER » is not associated with « CARE »; because « care » is really included in « Psychosocial support » . But, on CSI “Shelter & Care” are together.
All CSI outcomes have been included in the document of Minimum Package of services offered to OVC.
INTEGRATING CSI INTO OVC PROGRAM M&E PLAN/ SYSTEM
CSI aspects included in vulnerability criteria (for OVC identification purposes) : Examples:
- Child who is anxious, lonely, sad, aggressive
Child who is anxious, lonely, sad all the time
Child who is violent, aggressive because of his/her past
- Child with school problems
Child who has never been at school
Child who has dropped out of school for lack of means
INTEGRATING CSI INTO OVC PROGRAM M&E PLAN/ SYSTEM (CONT’D)
CSI assessment has to be planned for and coordinated with other M&E activities (for better scheduling, staffing, funding, and use of existing resources)
Consolidating CSI data with other M&E data will strengthen advocacy efforts for OVC
Training of ToTs (CSI users—NGOs, CBOs, District OVC Officers)
Holding an advocacy meeting with development partners/donors
Adapt/finalize a pictorial version of CSI (for illiterate volunteers)
LOOKING FORWARD …..
Computerization of all the Data
Improving the quality of Data
Utilization of data for advocacy
At community level
At district level
At national level
At IP level
MORE THOUGHTS NEEDED ON
Ways to link CSI & results from Expenditure Study
The FREQUENCY in applying the CSI (asked by NGOs).