MOVE: Malawi Orphans & Vulnerable Children Evaluation
Malawi Orphans and Vulnerable Children Evaluation (MOVE) was an external evaluation of the Funder's Collaborative for Children's capacity-building intervention to establish a collaborative, replicable, and sustainable system of care model for vulnerable children in Malawi. The Funder's Collaborative for Children (FCFC), a collaboration among Comic Relief, the Princess Diana Memorial Fund, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the Children's Collaborative Investment Fund, sought to assist in increasing district and central governmental capacity to care for vulnerable children and address in an integrated and comprehensive manner the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi. The Program aimed to establish a collaborative, replicable, and sustainable model of prevention, treatment, and care, creating a system of care more able to support children and their families than the many fragmented agencies and groups that, ultimately, fail the children they serve. The external monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the impact of the intervention was a joint effort by Duke University and the Malawi College of Medicine designed to be longitudinal, evidence based, participatory, and empowering of the district and national government.
The monitoring and evaluation effort was led by CHPIR and the Malawi College of Medicine (COM). CHPIR led the evaluation and provided technical assistance in the development and revision of survey instruments, sampling, the data management and quality assurance systems, and the analysis. CHPIR also trained COM partners in Stata, a statistical analysis software.
Project Policy Impact Description
Malawi Orphans and Vulnerable Children Evaluation (MOVE) may be used in a formative manner for program planning and to influence governmental and international policies about the provision of OVC services in less wealthy countries.