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RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 1

SPS LOCATION: Program Area HL.9: Nutrition

INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – Goal: Sustainably Reduce Global Poverty and Hunger

(1)-INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9-a Prevalence of stunted children under five years of age (R)

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:

Stunting is a height-for-age measurement that is a reflection of chronic undernutrition. This indicator measures the percent of children 0-59 months who are stunted, as defined by a height for age Z score < -2.  Although different levels of severity of stunting can be measured, this indicator measures the prevalence of all stunting, i.e. both moderate and severe stunting combined. While stunting is difficult to measure in children 0-6 months and most stunting occurs in the -9-23 month range (1,000 days), this indicator reports on all children under 59 months to capture the impact of interventions over time and to align with DHS data.

 

The numerator for this indicator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-59 months in the sample with a height for age Z score < -2. The denominator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-59 months in the sample with height for age Z score data.

UNIT OF MEASURE: : Percent

Enter the indicator value for the overall indicator and for each disaggregate category under the appropriate ZOI category (DA/ESF-funded, FFP/CDF-funded, JPC/Resilience- focus). Enter the total ZOI sub-population covered by each disaggregate for the

disaggregate categories only, and FTFMS will sum across disaggregates to get the total

population in the ZOI. Enter:

1.   percent of children 0-59 month of age in the sample that is stunted

2.   percent of male children 0-59 month of age in the sample that is stunted

3.   total population of male children 0-59 month of age in the ZOI

4.   percent of female children 0-59 month of age in the sample that is stunted

5.         total population of female children 0-59 month of age in the ZOI

DISAGGREGATE BY: Sex: Male, Female

TYPE: Impact

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Lower is better

RATIONALE: Stunted, wasted, and underweight children under five years of age are the three major nutritional indicators. Stunting is an indicator of linear growth retardation, most often due to prolonged exposure to an inadequate diet and poor health. Reducing the prevalence of stunting among children, particularly 0-23 months, is important because linear growth deficits accrued early in life are associated with cognitive impairments, poor educational performance, and decreased work productivity among adults. Better nutrition leads to increased cognitive and physical abilities, thus improving individual productivity in general, including improved agricultural productivity.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Population-based survey and official DHS data (see notes below)

 

MEASUREMENT NOTES:

LEVEL OF COLLECTION: Feed the Future monitors this indicator in the ZOI (i.e. our targeted sub-national regions/districts targeted by USG interventions) to measure results attributable to Feed the Future assistance. Missions or the M&E contractor should enter ZOI-level values under the “High Level Indicators” mechanism in the FTFMS. Missions should also monitor this indicator at the national level. Missions should only enter national-level values into the PPR the year the data become available. Do not enter ZOI values in the PPR.

      HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: ZOI data are drawn from one of two sources: 1) the DHS, if the data were collected within the previous two years and a large enough sample was collected from clusters within the ZOI; or 2) primary data collected via a population-based survey conducted in the ZOI by a Feed the Future M&E contractor, using the official DHS method of collection

and the Feed the Future M&E Guidance Series pertaining to the specific interim survey (http://feedthefuture.gov/sites/progress).

 

WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: An M&E contractor will collect this data for the Feed the Future ZOI. MEASURE- DHS collects national-level through Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).

 

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional):   

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  2-28-2017

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 2

SPS LOCATION: Program Area HL.9: Nutrition

  INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – IR 8: Improved utilization of maternal and child health and nutrition services

(2)-INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9-g Prevalence of anemia among children 6-59 months (O)

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:

Anemia is measured by hemoglobin concentration in the blood and, for this indicator, is collected among children 6-59 months. Children with a hemoglobin concentration less than 11g/dl are classified as anemic. Although different levels of severity of anemia can be measured, this indicator measures the prevalence of all anemia, i.e. mild, moderate and severe anemia combined

 

The numerator for this indicator is the sample-weighted number of anemic children 6-59 months. The denominator is the sample-weighted number of children 6-59 months in the sample with hemoglobin data.

 

Note that a similar indicator (#3.1.3-42) exists in the List of Standard Indicators from F, but is used to measure anemia as associated with malaria. Although it may be difficult to determine whether a child’s anemia is being caused by malaria or nutritional factors, report results under this indicator when measuring as part of a nutrition-related intervention and report results under #3.1.3-42 when measuring as part of a malaria- related intervention.

UNIT OF MEASURE: Enter the indicator value for the overall indicator and for each disaggregate category. Enter the total ZOI sub-population covered by each disaggregate for the disaggregate categories only, and FTFMS will sum across disaggregates to get the total population in the ZOI. Enter:

1.   percent of children 6-59 months in the sample with anemia

2.   percent of male children 6-59 month of age in the sample with anemia

3.   total population of male children 6-59 month of age in the ZOI

4.   percent of female children 6-59 month of age in the sample with anemia

5.         total population of female children 6-59 month of age in the ZOI

DISAGGREGATE BY: Sex: Male, Female

TYPE: Outcome

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Lower is better

RATIONALE: This indicator highlights the importance of micronutrient nutrition (iron status, in particular) for child health and development. Child anemia is associated with adverse consequences for child growth and development, including increased morbidity and impaired cognitive development.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Population-based survey and official DHS data (see notes below)

 

MEASUREMENT NOTES:

      LEVEL OF COLLECTION: Feed the Future monitors this indicator in the ZOI (i.e. our targeted sub-national regions/districts targeted by USG interventions) to measure results attributable to Feed the Future assistance. Missions or the M&E contractor should enter ZOI-level values under the “High Level Indicators” mechanism in the FTFMS. Missions should also monitor this indicator at the national level. Missions should only enter national-level values into the PPR the year the data become available. Do not enter ZOI values in the PPR.

      HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: ZOI data are drawn from one of two sources: 1) the DHS, if the data were collected within the previous two years and a large enough sample was collected from clusters within the ZOI; or 2) primary data collected via a population-

based survey conducted in the ZOI by a Feed the Future M&E contractor, using the official DHS method of collection and the Feed the

Future M&E Guidance Series pertaining to the specific interim survey (http://feedthefuture.gov/sites/progress).

 

WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATORAn M&E contractor will collect this data for the Feed the Future ZOI. MEASURE-DHS collects national-level through Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).

 

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional):   

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  2-28-2017

 

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 3

SPS LOCATION: Program Area HL.9: Nutrition

INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – Key Objective: Improved Nutritional Status especially of Women and Children

(3) INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9-c  Prevalence of underweight children under five years of age (R)

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:

Underweight is a weight-for-age measurement. Underweight is a reflection of acute and/or chronic undernutrition. This indicator measures the percent of children 0-59 months who are underweight, as defined by a weight for age Z score < -2. Although different levels of severity of underweight can be measured, this indicator measures the prevalence of all underweight, i.e. both moderate and severe underweight combined.

 

The numerator for this indicator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-59 months in the sample with a weight for age Z score < -2. The denominator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-59 months in the sample with weight for age Z score data.

UNIT OF MEASURE: Percent

Enter the indicator value for the overall indicator and for each disaggregate category under the appropriate ZOI category (DA/ESF-funded, FFP/CDF-funded, JPC/Resilience-focus). Enter the total ZOI sub-population covered by each disaggregate for the disaggregate categories only, and FTFMS will sum across disaggregates to get the total population in the ZOI. Enter:

1.   percent of children 0-59 months of age in the sample that is underweight

2.   percent of male children 0-59 month of age in the sample that is underweight

3.   total population of male children 0-59 month of age in the ZOI

4.   percent of female children 0-59 month of age in the sample that is underweight

5.         total population of female children 0-59 month of age in the ZOI

DISAGGREGATE BY: Sex: Male, Female

 

TYPE: Impact

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Lower is better

RATIONALE: Reducing the prevalence of underweight children under five is the goal of the Feed the Future Initiative. The prevalence of underweight children is also an indicator to monitor the Millennium Development Goal 1.8 “Halving the number of people who are hungry.” Monitoring the prevalence of underweight children 0-59 months therefore allows USAID and its partners to show the contribution of Feed the Future programs to the Millennium Development Goal.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Population-based survey and official DHS data (see notes below)

 

 

MEASUREMENT NOTES:

      LEVEL OF COLLECTION: Feed the Future monitors this indicator in the ZOI (i.e. our targeted sub-national regions/districts targeted by USG interventions) to measure results attributable to Feed the Future assistance. Missions or the M&E contractor should enter ZOI-level values under the “High Level Indicators” mechanism in the FTFMS. Missions should also monitor this indicator at the national level. Missions should only enter national-level values into the PPR the year the data become available. Do not enter ZOI values in the PPR.

HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: ZOI data are drawn from one of two sources: 1) the DHS, if the data were collected within the previous two years and a large enough sample was collected from clusters within the ZOI; or 2) primary data collected via a

population-based survey conducted in the ZOI by a Feed the Future M&E contractor, using the official DHS method of collection and

the Feed the Future M&E Guidance Series pertaining to the specific interim survey (http://feedthefuture.gov/sites/progress

 

WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: An M&E contractor will collect this data for the Feed the Future ZOI. MEASURE- DHS collects national-level through Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).

 

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional):   

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  2-28-2017

 

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 4

SPS LOCATION: Program Area HL 9: Nutrition

INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – Key Objective: Improved Nutritional Status especially of Women and Children

(4)INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9-b  Prevalence of wasted children under five years of age (R)

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:

This indicator measures the percent of children 0-59 months who are acutely malnourished, as defined by a weight for height Z score < -2. Although different levels of severity of wasting can be measured, this indicator measures the prevalence of all wasting, i.e. both moderate and severe wasting combined.

 

The numerator for the indicator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-59 months in the sample with a weight for height Z score < -2. The denominator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-59 months in the sample with weight for height Z score data.

UNIT OF MEASURE: Percent

Enter the indicator value for the overall indicator and for each disaggregate category under the appropriate ZOI category (DA/ESF-funded, FFP/CDF-funded, JPC/Resilience- focus). Enter the total ZOI sub-population covered by each disaggregate for the disaggregate categories only, and FTFMS will sum across disaggregates to get the total population in the ZOI. Enter:

1.   percent of children 0-59 months of age in the sample that is wasted

2.   percent of male children 0-59 month of age in the sample that is wasted

3.   total population of male children 0-59 month of age in the ZOI

4.   percent of female children 0-59 month of age in the sample that is wasted

        5.  total population of female children 0-59 month of age in the ZOIr

DISAGGREGATE BY: Sex: Male, Female

TYPE: Impact

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Lower is better

RATIONALE Stunted, wasted, and underweight children under five years of age are the three major nutritional indicators. Wasting is an indicator of acute malnutrition. Children who are wasted are too thin for their height, and have a much greater risk of dying than children who are not wasted.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Population-based survey and official DHS data (see notes below).

 

MEASUREMENT NOTES:

LEVEL OF COLLECTION: Feed the Future monitors this indicator in the ZOI (i.e. our targeted sub-national regions/districts targeted by USG interventions) to measure results attributable to Feed the Future assistance. Missions or the M&E contractor should enter ZOI-level values under the “High Level Indicators” mechanism in the FTFMS. Missions should also monitor this indicator at the national level. Missions should only enter national-level values into the PPR the year the data become available. Do not enter ZOI values in the PPR.

 

HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: ZOI data are drawn from one of two sources: 1) the DHS, if the data were collected within the previous two years and a large enough sample was collected from clusters within the ZOI; or 2) primary data collected via a

population-based survey conducted in the ZOI by a Feed the Future M&E contractor, using the official DHS method of collection and the Feed the Future M&E Guidance Series pertaining to the specific interim survey (http://feedthefuture.gov/sites/progress).

 

 

FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Data should be collected in the ZOI for baseline and in interim surveys approximately every two years subsequently. DHS data are collected every five years. Information on the frequency of DHS by country can be obtained at:

http://www.measuredhs.com/aboutsurveys/search/metadata.cfm?surv_id=228&ctry_id=33&SrvyTp=country

WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATORAn M&E contractor will collect this data for the Feed the Future ZOI. MEASURE- DHS collects national-level through Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional):   

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  2-28-2017

 

 

 

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 5

SPS LOCATION: Program Area HL.9: Nutrition

INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – IR 8: Improved utilization of maternal and child health and nutrition services

(5)INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9-1 Number of children under five (0-59 months) reached by USG-supported nutrition programs (RAA)

 

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:

Children under five: Children under five years are those zero to 59 months of age. They are often targeted by US-supported activities with nutrition objectives.

 

Reached by nutrition programs: A child can be counted as reached if s/he receives one or more of the following nutrition-specific interventions directly or through the mother/caretaker:

 

1. Behavior change communication interventions that promote essential infant and young child feeding behaviors including:

- Immediate, exclusive, and continued breastfeeding

- Appropriate, adequate and safe complementary foods from 6 to 24 months of age

2. Vitamin A supplementation in the past 6 months

3. Zinc supplementation during episodes of diarrhea

4. Multiple Micronutrient Powder (MNP) supplementation

5. Treatment of severe acute malnutrition

6. Treatment of moderate acute malnutrition

7. Direct food assistance of fortified/specialized food products (i.e. CSB+, Supercereal Plus, RUTF, RUSF, etc)

 

Missions and IPs who have a strong justification may opt out of the requirement to disaggregate this indicator into the seven interventions and two sex disaggregates. For example, OUs may opt out if IPs rely on the government health system to collect this data and these disaggregates are not included in that system. The reason should be noted in the online PPR reporting database. In this case, Missions may report solely the total number of children under 5 reached. If only some disaggregates are available then Missions should report both the total number and the number for each available disaggregate.

 

Projects that support Growth Monitoring & Promotion (GMP) interventions should report children reached under the BCC disaggregate

(#1).

 

In order to avoid double counting across interventions, the implementing partner should follow a two step process:

 

1.   First, count each child by the type of intervention. For example a child whose mother receives counseling on exclusive breastfeeding and who also receives vitamin A during a child health day should be counted once under each intervention;

2.   Second, eliminate double counting when estimating the total number of children under-5 reached. The partner may develop a system to track individual children using unique identifiers or estimate the overlap between the different types of interventions and subtract it from the total. Please refer to the forthcoming FAQs and supplemental guidance document for more examples of how to avoid double counting.

 

In cases where disaggregation is not possible, the unique number of children reached will likely be the number of children reached through

Vitamin A distribution campaigns, in countries that support them.

 

To avoid double counting across all USAID funded activities, the Mission should estimate the overlap between the different activities before reporting the aggregate number in the PPR. Please refer to the forthcoming FAQs and supplemental guidance for more information on how to limit double counting.

 

In CMAM projects some children who are discharged as “cured” may relapse and be readmitted at a later date. There are standard methods for categorizing children as ‘relapsed’, but due to loss to follow-up, it is generally not possible to identify these children.

Therefore, a limitation of this indicator is that there may be some double counting of children who were treated for severe and/or moderate acute malnutrition and relapsed during the same fiscal year.

 

Note: The previous version of this indicator allowed projects to count the number of “contacts” rather than the number of individual children reached. The indicator now requires that numbers of unique children are reported, and not number of contacts. Moreover, the previous version of this indicator did not require disaggregation by type of intervention. Some projects will find it difficult to modify their data collection mechanisms to report against this modified indicator for FY2016 reporting. However, all operating units for which it is applicable should report against this indicator starting in FY2017.

 

Values reported should reflect country-wide results in Feed the Future focus countries; results should not be restricted to only those achieved in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence.

 

UNIT OF MEASURE: Number

DISAGGREGATE BY: Sex: Male, Female

 Intervention:

-     Number of children under five whose parents/caretakers received behavior change communication interventions that promote essential infant and young child feeding behaviors

-     Number of children 6-59 months who received vitamin A supplementation in the past 6 months

-     Number of children under five who received zinc supplementation during episode of diarrhea

-     Number of children under five who received Multiple Micronutrient Powder (MNP) supplementation

-     Number of children under five who were admitted for treatment of severe acute malnutrition

-     Number of children under five who were admitted for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition

-     Number of children under five who received direct food assistance

 

 

TYPE: Goal – Output

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

RATIONALE: Good coverage of nutrition projects among children under 5 years of age is essential to prevent and treat malnutrition and to improve child survival. Under-nutrition is an underlying cause in 45 percent of childhood deaths.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: DHIMS

 

MEASUREMENT NOTES:

In cases where multiple partners are operating in the same area and beneficiaries are counted as reached through different monitoring systems, we encourage the use of coordinated annual surveys between the partners with shared costs that would reduce the likelihood of double counting.

 

The data disaggregation by type of intervention can also be collected using surveys if the implementing partner has a reasonably good estimate of the total number of children reached. In this case, a partner may conduct an annual beneficiary-based survey that provides the proportion of children under five reached with each particular USG-supported intervention and then apply that proportion to the total number of children under five reached.

 

      LEVEL OF COLLECTION: Activity-level, direct beneficiaries; only those children reached by USG intervention

      HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Activity records/program data, service statistics

  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Annual

WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR:  District health facilities will report on number of children under 5 receiving benefits. RING M&E Staff must validate to avoid potential errors when figures are aggregated by district staff.

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional):   

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  7-29-2016

 

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 6

Goal: Improved Livelihood and nutritional status of vulnerable households in targeted communities in the Northern Region of Ghana

(6) INDICATOR TITLE: 1.1.1: Number of communities supported through USG assistance (custom indicator)

 

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

PRECISE DEFINITION(S):  This indicator refers to the number of vulnerable communities supported by RING interventions across all three components. If a community receives any benefit they are counted, not all households in the community need to benefit in order to be counted. Benefits include participating in livelihood activities, borehole repair, CLTS triggering, hand washing station installation, rainwater harvesting, Nutrition durbar, food demonstration etc.

A community is defined as a group of people normally concentrated by geographic area, whose members share cultural traits, similar interests and/or needs. 

UNIT OF MEASURE: Number (communities)

DISAGGREGATE BY: Location: MMADs

TYPE: Goal – Output

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is Better

RATIONALE:

The local governments’ limited capacity especially at the community level to respond to food insecurity is a major obstacle in addressing under nutrition and livelihoods.  Lack of resources and personnel make it difficult for government officials to engage rural communities and implement poverty interventions that could minimize food insecurity in their coverage area.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE:  Activity Records / District Community Selection Forms

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity Level; those affected by scope of USG activity.
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: During district community selection process and routine activity monitoring. MMDAs technical staff would write the names of communities in which vulnerable HHs are selected.
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Ongoing, reported quarterly
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR:  DADU staff would collect data on agriculture and livelihoods communities, district WASH officers would collect data on WASH communities and district Nutrition officers and health staff would collect data on nutrition activities communities supported by RING interventions, reviewed by RING staff.

 

Note: In Northern Ghana a community is usually equivalent to a village, however some villages are small and close to each other that they are collectively called a community. This can cause confusion in reporting because lists might not always correspond depending which district staff is providing the information

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional): 

 

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON: 7-08-2016

 

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 7

Goal Improved Livelihood and nutritional status of vulnerable households in targeted communities in the Northern Region of Ghana

(7)INDICATOR TITLE: 1.1.2: Number of individuals reached by programming

 

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

PRECISE DEFINITION: This indicator represents the total number of persons of all ages (RING beneficiaries and other community members excluding GoG staff) reached by any of the project interventions/programming. These interventions include participating in agricultural/productive activities, attending trainings, receiving infrastructure upgrades, receiving messages through various platforms including mother to mother support group members, cooking demonstration and community durbars.

UNIT OF MEASURE: Number (Persons)

DISAGGREGATE BY: Sex:  Male, Female  Type of interventions: 

TYPE: Goal- Output

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is Better

RATIONALE: Good coverage of livelihoods and nutrition programs among female is essential to increase incomes and prevent and treat malnutrition and improve child survival.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE:  Household enrollment lists, sign in sheets, call logs/reports from Behavior Change Communication support (BCC) messaging.

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION: Activity-level, participating households including all family members.  The Number of persons is extrapolated based on average household size of 7.8 in the Northern Region, and household numbers come from district assembly provide lists of vulnerable households within the selected communities. It is assumed that if a community benefits from an intervention the households within that community are considered reached.
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Activity records/program data, direct service statistics
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Ongoing, reported quarterly
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR:  MMDAs decentralized department Staff, reviewed by RING staff – for BCC

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional):   

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  :  7-08-2016

 

 

 

                

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 8

Goal Improved Livelihood and nutritional status of vulnerable households in targeted communities in the Northern Region of Ghana

  1. INDICATOR TITLE:  1.1.3: Number of women of reproductive age reached

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

PRECISE DEFINITION(S):  This indicator counts the total number of individual women between the ages of 15 – 49 years who received at least one or more direct interventions during the reporting year as a result of USG- Assistance. The direct interventions includes the following;

  • Small Ruminant
  • Soybeans
  • VSLA
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Orange Flesh Sweet potatoes
  • Groundnut
  • Poultry
  • Grinding mills/Salt rebadging
  • Aqua-tabs
  • Soil Improvement
  • Sheanut
  • Post-Harvest loss management
  • Cowpea

Implementing mechanisms will count women reached by the mechanism only once regardless of the number of interventions the woman received from the activity.

 UNIT OF MEASURE: Number (Person)

DISAGGREGATE BY: N/A

TYPE: Output

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is Better

RATIONALE: Good coverage of livelihoods, WASH and nutrition programs among women of reproductive health group is essential to increase incomes and to prevent and treat malnutrition and improve child survival.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE:  Household enrollment lists, Beneficiaries profiles, Input distribution list and sign in sheets.

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity-level, women between ages of 15-49 who are members of participating households.
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Activity records/program data
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Ongoing, reported quarterly
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR:  MMDAs staff with input from decentralized department staff implementing nutrition and gender-sensitive agriculture interventions?

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional):   

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  7-08-2016

 

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 9

IR 1a:  Increased access to Savings and Credit among Target Households

  1. INDICATOR TITLE: 1.1.1.1: Number  of active informal savings and lending groups

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________ If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

PRECISE DEFINITION(S):  This indicator represents the number of informal saving and loans groups (also referred to as Village Savings and Loans Associations or VSLAs) formed by district assembly staff, project staff and/or beneficiaries engaged to train/form other groups. An active informal savings and loans group means a group which has been formed by the designated officer, has completed the first savings meeting and has deposits or outstanding loans.

UNIT OF MEASURE: Number (Group)

DISAGGREGATE BY: Location: MMDAs

TYPE: Output

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

RATIONALE: Food insecurity is often a result of financial shocks that may come from both agricultural production as well as loss of property or sickness or death of a household family member. Having a financial reserve in a savings account with a VSLA as a means to buffer a household against these types of financial shocks that could leave the individual/household food insecure. Savings groups are a means to establish savings habit and emergency reserves to deal with shocks.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: District Records with data entered in to SAVIX database

     METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity level;  those supported by scope of USG activity (VSLA groups) 
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Recorded during the Group formation process, data stored electronically in SAVIX online VSLA tracking database.
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: ongoing; reported quarterly
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR:  MMDAs Staff responsible for VSLA activity, reviewed by RING project staff.

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Dates of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

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Rationale for Targets (optional): 

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THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON: :  7-08-2016

 

 

 

RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 10

IR 1a:  Increased access to Savings and Credit among Target Households

 

(10)  INDICATOR TITLE: 1.1.1.2: Number of members of active informal savings and lending groups

 

Is this a Performance Plan and Report indicator?  No ___    Yes ____, for Reporting Year(s) _________

If yes, link to foreign assistance framework:

DESCRIPTION

PRECISE DEFINITION(S): This indicator represents the total number of active members in informal savings and lending groups (VSLAs) that have recorded savings. An active member is one who has savings or has a loan to pay back

UNIT OF MEASURE:  Number (Person)

DISAGGREGATED BY:  Sex: Male, Female

RATIONALE:

Food insecurity is often a result of financial shocks that may come from both agricultural production as well as loss of property or sickness or death of a household family member. Having a financial reserve in a savings account with a VSLA as a means to buffer a household against these types of financial shocks that could leave the individual/household food insecure. Savings groups are a means to establish savings habit and emergency reserves to deal with shocks.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Individuals Record Savings in passbooks,  Group attendance records

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION:

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity Level; those supported by scope of USG activity (VSLA groups)
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED:  Recorded during the Group formation process, data stored electronically in SAVIX online VSLA tracking database
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: ongoing; reported quarterly
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR:  MMDAs staff gather data from participants and enter in to SAVIX database. District Staff responsible for VSLA activity, reviewed by RING project staff, data stored electronically in SAVIX program.

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

Dates of Previous Data Quality Assessments  and name of reviewer: 

Date of Future Data Quality Assessments (optional): 

Known Data Limitations:

TARGETS AND BASELINE

Baseline timeframe (optional): 

Rationale for Targets (optional): 

CHANGES TO INDICATOR

Changes to indicator: 

Other Notes (optional):

THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  7-08-2016