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 IR2a: Increased adoption of positive nutrition behaviors among target households

 

(21) INDICATOR TITLE: 1.1.3.5: Percent change in number of small ruminants owned by beneficiaries (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 measures the change in the number of initial stock overtime express in percentage, this change can be plus or minus overtime. This includes births and deaths of the ruminants.

UNIT OF MEASURE: Percentage (%)

Numerator = Total number of small ruminants owned by beneficiaries minus the total number of small ruminants distributed

Denominator = Sum of all small ruminants distributed

DISAGGREGATED BY NUMBER: Districts

TYPE: Outcome

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 small ruminants serve as a means to buffer a household against these types of financial shocks that could leave the individual/household food insecure.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: MMDAs monitoring records of small ruminants performance

 

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity Level; those supported by scope of USG activity
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Counting  the number of small ruminants available including births and deaths at the household level
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION : Annually
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: MMDAs DADU staff review by RING team

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

 

 

 

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 IR1b: Increased Diversification of Income throughout the year among target HHs

 

(22) INDICATOR TITLE: 1.1.3.6: Percentage of targeted households who have increased their income through RING supported activities

 

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 measures the percentage of targeted households have increased their income through RING supported activities. Thus the proportion of households sampled who state their income have increased as result of their participation in RING intervention.

Numerator: Number of household sampled who state their income have increased

Denominator: Number of Household sampled during the survey

UNIT OF MEASURE: percentage (%)

DISAGGREGATED BY NUMBER: MMDAs

TYPE: Outcome

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 income generating activities like dry season gardening and shea nuts picking serve as a means to buffer a household against these types of financial shocks that could leave the individual/household food insecure.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Survey to measure income generated by beneficiaries

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity Level; those affected by scope of USG activity (households)
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Beneficiary base survey
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: midline and endline
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: RING 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:  7-08-2016

 

 

 

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IR 2a:  Increased adoption of positive nutrition behaviors among target households

(23) INDICATOR TITLE: 1.2.1: Percent of households adopting improved nutrition practices

 

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): 

RING is building the capacity of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), health workers, and non-health sector staff (such as Agriculture Extension Agents, School Health Education Program Coordinators, Environmental Health Officers, Community Development Officers, etc.) to provide nutrition counseling and/or nutrition education to caregivers. In addition, RING is promoting social and behavior change communication mass media activities such as radio episodes, durbars, and video. This indicator represents the percentage of households in RING districts who report adopting at least one behavior consistent with maternal, infant, and young children nutrition practices that are being promoted in communities. The practices include:

 

1=Exclusive breastfeeding

2=Complementary feeding

3=Iron rich foods for child

4=Iron rich foods for mother

5=Iodized salt available for HH/consumed by especially women

6=Vit A supplement for children > 6months every 6 months

7=Vit A rich foods for children

8=Dewormer every 6 months for 2-5 year olds

9=Attending ANC

10=Attending CWC

11=Maternal Nutrition

12=Washing hands before food preparation

13=Other (Specify)_____

This is not awareness only, but utilization so to be counted affirmative a respondent must affirm practicing the positive nutrition behavior(s).

UNIT OF MEASURE:  Percentage

The numerator is the number of households with members who report usage or demonstrate how they have implemented based on household survey.

The denominator is the total number of households sampled in the survey selected from RING districts.

DISAGGREGATED BY:  Location: MMDAs

Gendered Household type: Adult Female no Adult Male (FNM), Adult Male no Adult

Female (MNF), Male and Female Adults (M&F), Child No Adults (CNA)

 

TYPE: Outcome

 

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

RATIONALE:

RING is building the capacity of health workers in nutrition services and nutrition counseling in nearly all CHPS Compounds, Health Centers, and hospitals in the target districts through training in anemia and infant and young child feeding, strengthening CWC sessions, and mentoring and coaching visits. RING is also building the capacity of Community Health Volunteers in infant and young child feeding to be counselors to caregivers in their communities, and of non-health sector staff to integrate nutrition into their daily work. Mass media activities also contribute to the projects social and behavior communication change efforts. This indicator will assess whether caregivers are adopting practices that they have ostensibly have knowledge on via the channels mentioned above.  

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: RING household base survey report

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Household based; those affected by scope of USG activity
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: household survey
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Midline and End Line.
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: External Survey firm (METSS)

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

 

 

 

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 IR 2a: Increased adoption of positive nutrition behaviors among target households

(24) INDICATOR TITLE: 1.2.1.1: Percent household respondents in target communities knowledgeable of appropriate infant and young child  feeding practices

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):  RING is building the capacity of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), and health workers, and non-health sector staff (such as Agriculture Extension Agents, School Health Education Program Coordinators, Environmental Health Officers, Community Development Officers, etc.) to provide nutrition counseling and/or nutrition education to caregivers. In addition, RING is promoting social and behavior change communication mass media activities such as radio episodes, durbars, and video. This indicator represents the percentage of households in RING districts who can demonstrate knowledge of IYCF through recalling at least one key practice on a survey. The practices include:

 

1=Exclusive breastfeeding

2=Complementary feeding

3=Iron rich foods for child

4=Iron rich foods for mother

5=Iodized salt available for HH/consumed by especially women

6=Vit A supplement for children > 6months every 6 months

7=Vit A rich foods for children

8=Dewormer every 6 months for 2-5 year olds

9=Attending ANC

10=Attending CWC

11=Maternal Nutrition

12=Washing hands before food preparation

13=Other (Specify)_____

 

UNIT OF MEASURE: Percentage

 The numerator is the number of households with members who report knowledge on at least ONE key nutrition practice.

 

The denominator is the total number of households sampled in the survey selected from RING districts.

 

DISAGGREGATED BY: Location: District

 Gendered Household type: Adult Female no

Adult Male (FNM), Adult Male no Adult

Female (MNF), Male and Female Adults

(M&F), Child No Adults (CNA)

 

TYPE: Outcome

 

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

 

RATIONALE:

RING is building the capacity of health workers in nutrition services and nutrition counseling in nearly all CHPS Compounds, Health Centers, and hospitals in the target districts through training in anemia and infant and young child feeding, strengthening CWC sessions, and mentoring and coaching visits. RING is also building the capacity of Community Health Volunteers in infant and young child feeding to be counselors to caregivers in their communities, and of non-health sector staff to integrate nutrition into their daily work. Mass media activities also contribute to the project’s social and behavior communication change efforts. This indicator will assess whether caregivers are knowledgeable of key nutrition practices which will give a proxy of whether the promotion of key nutrition practices are reaching caregivers.  

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY USAID

DATA SOURCE: METSS household survey

 

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity Level; those affected by scope of USG activity (household)

 

  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: METSS

 

  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION; Baseline, Midline, and End Line

 

  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: METSS

 

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

 

 

 

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IR 2a:  Increased adoption of positive nutrition behaviors among target households

(25) INDICATOR TITLE: 1.2.1.2: Number of service delivery channels that mainstream appropriate nutrition messages throughout the community.

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 already existing government mechanisms for message/service delivery which promote nutrition practices in their operations. A service delivery channel is counted if the staff from the channel receive training in maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and also apply the training in their interactions with community members/citizens. RING defines service delivery channels as the following:

  • Ghana Health Service (transitioning
    • Traditional Birth Attendants
    • Community Health Volunteers
    • Health Workers
  • Ghana Education Service (under Ministry of Local Government)
    • School Health Teachers
  • Ministry of Food & Agriculture (under Ministry of Local Government)
    • Agriculture Extension Agents
  • Community Development and Social Welfare Department
    • Community Development and Social Welfare Officers (under Ministry of Local Government)
  • Environmental Health Department
    • Environmental Health Officers (under Ministry of Local Government)

Unit of Measure:  Number (service delivery channels)

Disaggregated by:  N/A

RATIONALE: Utilizing existing structures is an efficient way to disseminate promote positive nutrition practices to target populations

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Training Records and Participant Follow Up / Reviews Service Delivery Messaging

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity Level; those affected by scope of USG activity
  •  HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED:  Through activity records
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Annual
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR:  MMDA staff for training records, RING staff for verification that messages are integrated

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: 

 

 

 

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SPS LOCATION: Program Element HL.9.1: Promotion of Improved Nutrition Practices

INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – IR 6: Improved access to diverse and quality foods

(26)-INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9.1-c  Women’s Dietary Diversity: Mean number of food groups consumed by women of reproductive age (O)

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 validated indicator aims to measure the micronutrient adequacy of the diet and reports the mean number of food groups consumed in the previous day by women of reproductive age (15-49 years). To calculate this indicator, nine food groups are used:

1. Grains, roots and tubers; 2. Legumes and nuts; 3. Dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese); 4. Organ meat; 5. Eggs;

6. Flesh foods and other misc. small animal protein; 7. Vitamin A dark green leafy vegetables;

8. Other Vitamin A rich vegetables and fruits; 9. Other fruits and vegetables

 

The Mean number of food groups consumed by women of reproductive age indicator is tabulated by averaging the number of food groups consumed (out of the nine food groups above) across all women of reproductive age in the sample with data on dietary diversity.

 

UNIT OF MEASURE:  Number

Please enter these two data points under the appropriate ZOI category (DA/ESF-funded, FFP/CDF-funded, JPC/Resilience-focus):

1.   Mean number of food groups consumed by women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in the sample

  1. 2.         Total population of women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in the ZOI

DISAGGREGATED BY:  None

TYPE: Outcome

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

RATIONALE:

Women of reproductive age are at risk for multiple micronutrient deficiencies, which can jeopardize their health and ability to care for their children and participate in income generating activities. Maternal micronutrient deficiencies during lactation can directly impact child growth and development but the potential consequences of maternal micronutrient deficiencies are especially severe during pregnancy, when there is the greatest opportunity for nutrient deficiencies to cause long term, irreversible development consequences for the child in-utero. Dietary diversity (assessed here as the number of food groups consumed) is a key dimension of a high quality diet with adequate micronutrient content; and thus, important to ensuring the health and nutrition of both women and their children.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

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

 

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

Although this indicator will be collected in the ZOI by an M&E contractor, USAID/W is also working with HQ and Missions to have WDDS added as a module to the DHS. Missions direct which modules the DHS should add to the default set of survey questions. Focus Countries should request that the WDDS module be added to upcoming DHS for collection of the national-level data.

  • 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. If the appropriate module is included in a country’s DHS, 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 appropriate 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), if the appropriate optional module is included.

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: 

 

 

 

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SPS LOCATION: Program Element HL.9.1: Promotion of Improved Nutrition Practices

INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – IR 6: Improved access to diverse and quality foods 

(27)INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9.1-a -Prevalence of children 6-23 months receiving a minimum acceptable diet (RAA)

 

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 measures the proportion of children 6-23 months of age who receive a minimum acceptable diet (MAD), apart from breast milk. The “minimum acceptable diet” indicator measures both the minimum feeding frequency and minimum dietary diversity, as appropriate for various age groups. If a child meets the minimum feeding frequency and minimum dietary diversity for their age group and breastfeeding status, then they are considered to receive a minimum acceptable diet.

 

Tabulation of the indicator requires that data on breastfeeding, dietary diversity, number of semi-solid/solid feeds and number of milk feeds be collected for children 6-23 months the day preceding the survey. The indicator is calculated from the following two fractions:

 

  1. Breastfed children 6-23 months of age in the sample who had at least the minimum dietary diversity and the minimum meal frequency during the previous day Breastfed children 6-23 months of age in the sample with MAD component data

 

and

 

  1. Non-breastfed children 6-23 months of age who received at least 2 milk feedings and had at least the minimum dietary diversity not including milk feeds and the minimum meal frequency during the previous day Non-breastfed children 6-23 months of age in the sample with MAD component data

 

Minimum dietary diversity for breastfed children 6-23 months is defined as four or more food groups out of the following 7 food groups

(refer to the WHO IYCF operational guidance document cited below):

1.       Grains, roots and tubers

2.       Legumes and nuts

3.       Dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese)

4.       Flesh foods (meat, fish, poultry and liver/organ meats)

5.       Eggs

6.       Vitamin-A rich fruits and vegetables

7.       Other fruits and vegetables

 

Minimum meal frequency for breastfed children is defined as two or more feedings of solid, semi-solid, or soft food for children 6-8 months and three or more feedings of solid, semi-solid or soft food for children 9-23 months.

 

For the MAD indicator, minimum dietary diversity for non breastfed children is defined as four or more food groups out of the following six food groups:

1.       Grains, roots and tubers

2.       Legumes and nuts

3.       Flesh foods (meat, fish, poultry and liver/organ meats)

4.       Eggs

5.       Vitamin-A rich fruits and vegetables

6.       Other fruits and vegetables

 

Minimum meal frequency for non breastfed children is defined as four or more feedings of solid, semi-solid, soft food, or milk feeds for children 6-23 months. For non-breastfed children to receive a minimum adequate diet, at least two of these feedings must be milk feeds.

 

For detailed guidance on how to collect and tabulate this indicator, refer to the WHO document: Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding practices, Part 2, Measurement, available at  http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789241599290_eng.pdf

 

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 6-23 months in the sample receiving a minimum acceptable diet

2.   percent of male children 6-23 months in the sample receiving a minimum

acceptable diet

3.   total population of male children 6-23 months in the ZOI

4.     percent of female children 6-23 months in the

DISAGGREGATED BY:  Sex: Male, Female

TYPE: Outcome

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

RATIONALE:

Appropriate feeding of children 6-23 months is multidimensional. The minimum acceptable diet indicator combines standards of dietary diversity (a proxy for nutrient density) and feeding frequency (a proxy for energy density) by breastfeeding status; and thus provides a useful way to track progress at simultaneously improving the key quality and quantity dimensions of children’s diets.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

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

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • 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: 

 

 

 

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SPS LOCATION: Program Element HL.9.1: Promotion of Improved Nutrition Practices

INITIATIVE AFFILIATION: Feed the Future – IR 7: Improved nutrition-related behaviors

(28) INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9.1-b  Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding of children under six months of age (RAA)

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 measures the percent of children 0-5 months of age who were exclusively breastfed during the day preceding the survey. Exclusive breastfeeding means that the infant received breast milk (including milk expressed or from a wet nurse) and may have received ORS, vitamins, minerals and/or medicines, but did not receive any other food or liquid, including water.

 

The numerator for this indicator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-5 months in the sample exclusively breastfed on the day and night preceding the survey. The denominator is the sample-weighted number of children 0-5 months in the sample with exclusive breastfeeding data.

 

For detailed guidance on how to collect and tabulate this indicator, refer to the WHO document: Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding practices, Part 2, Measurement, available at  http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789241599290_eng.pdf

 

UNIT OF MEASURE:  Percent

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 0-5 months of age in the sample who are exclusively breast fed

2.   percent of male children 0-5 months of age in the sample who are exclusively breast fed

3.   total population of male children 0-5 months of age in the ZOI

4.   percent of female male children 0-5 months of age in the sample who are exclusively breast fed

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

DISAGGREGATED BY: Sex: Male, Female

 

TYPE: Outcome

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

 

RATIONALE:

Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months provides children with significant health and nutrition benefits, including protection from gastrointestinal infections and reduced risk of mortality, due to infectious disease.

 

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

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

 

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • 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 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: 

 

 

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PS LOCATION: Program Area HL.9

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

(29)INDICATOR TITLE: HL.9-4  Number of individuals receiving nutrition-related professional training through USG-supported 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:

Individuals: The indicator includes health professionals, primary health care workers, community health workers, volunteers, policy- makers, researchers, students, and non-health personnel (e.g agriculture extension workers) who receive training. This indicator does not include direct community-level beneficiaries such as mothers receiving counseling on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition.

 

Nutrition-related: Individuals should be trained in basic and applied nutrition-specific or nutrition-sensitive topics in academic, pre- and in-service venues.

 

Professional training: This indicator captures the number of individuals to whom significant knowledge or skills have been imparted through interactions that are intentional, structured, and designed for this purpose. There is no pre-defined minimum or maximum length of time for the training; what is key is that the training reflects a planned, structured curriculum designed to strengthen nutrition capacities, and there is a reasonable expectation that the training recipient will acquire new knowledge or skills that s/he could translate into action.

 

Missions and IPs should count an individual only once, regardless of the number of trainings received during the reporting year and whether the trainings covered different topics. If an individual is trained again during a following year, s/he can be counted again for that year. Do not count sensitization meetings or one-off informational trainings. In-country and off-shore training are included. Training should include a nutrition-specific or nutrition-sensitive focus as defined in the USAID multi-sectoral nutrition strategy and any updated implementation guidance documents. Implementing agencies may encourage partner professional institutions (e.g. health facilities, agriculture extension offices, Universities, Ministries) to maintain a list of employees and trainings received.

If an IP provides support for curriculum development in an institutional setting such as a University and the content meets the criteria listed above, the individuals who are trained under that curriculum may be counted as reached for the life of the activity that supported the development of the curriculum. However, if the Mission has an independent means of collecting the data from the learning institution without the assistance of the Implementing Partner, the Mission may continue to report the individuals who received training based on the curriculum after the activity ends.

 

Data should be disaggregated into individuals receiving degree seeking and those receiving non-degree seeking training. Among those receiving degrees, individuals should be further disaggregated by “new” and “continuing” degree seekers. The “new” individuals are those that started a degree program in the last year. The “continuing” individuals are those that are continuing a degree program they started in the previous year. Degrees may include but are not limited to an Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and Doctorate Degree.

 

 

UNIT OF MEASURE:  Number

DISAGGREGATED BY SEX: Sex: Male, Female

Training type:

- Non-degree seeking trainees

-  Degree seeking trainees: New

- Degree seeking trainees: Continuing

TYPE: Output

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is better

RATIONALE: A high level of capacity among caregivers and the workforce is needed in order to successfully implement nutrition programs. Improving nutrition is a key objective of the Feed the Future initiative and is key to achieve the high level goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths. Under-nutrition is an underlying cause in 45 percent of childhood deaths.

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: Implementing partners through regular monitoring systems using sources such as classroom attendance lists and lists of individuals trained within target institutions and maintained by those institutions (e.g. Ministries, Universities, health facilities).

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION: Activity-level, direct beneficiaries; only those trained through USG activities
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Through activity records, classroom attendance lists, lists of individuals trained
  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION: Annual
  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: Implementing partners (MMDAs)

DATA QUALITY ISSUES

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RING Performance Indicator Reference Sheet - 30

 IR2a: Increased adoption of positive nutrition behaviors among target households

(30) INDICATOR TITLE: 1.2.1.3: Number of people reached by USG-supported nutrition programs through Food demonstrations and community durbars (custom indicator)

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

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DESCRIPTION

PRECISE DEFINITION(S):  Number of individuals 15 years of age or older reached during the reporting year by food demonstrations and community durbars. Food demonstrations includes active participants (those who are cooking hands-on) and observers (those who are watching the demonstration or tasting the foods, but not actively cooking).

UNIT OF MEASURE: Number

DISAGGREGATED BY SEX: food demonstration active participants, food demonstration observers, and durbar participant

 

TYPE: Output

DIRECTION OF CHANGE: Higher is Better

PLAN FOR DATA COLLECTION BY RING

DATA SOURCE: District Health staff activity reports on food demonstration and durbars.

 

METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 

  • LEVEL OF COLLECTION:  Activity Level; those affected by scope of USG activity (/CHPS/HCs/CHAG)
  • HOW SHOULD IT BE COLLECTED: Counting food demonstration and durbars participants at the activity level

 

  • FREQUENCY OF COLLECTION : on-going, reported quarterly

 

  • WHO COLLECTS DATA FOR THIS INDICATOR: District Health staff review by RING nutrition team

 

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

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Rationale for Targets (optional): 

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Changes to indicator: 

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THIS SHEET LAST UPDATED ON:  7-08-2016