Population Size Estimation Tool for Programs Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children

MEASURE Evaluation

Intended user: Managers of PEPFAR OVC programs in Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and South Sudan

What: A workbook calculator to help in estimating the population size of children ages 0–17 years living in a household with at least one adult who is HIV-positive or orphans and children ages 0–17 years living in such a household. The calculator is for use in countries that do not have a recent AIDS indicator survey or DHS survey with biomarker/HIV testing.

Investment: Time to complete a form and availability of the number of children ages 0–17 years in the country and an estimate of HIV prevalence among people ages 15 years and older

Tool output: The tool provides only national-level estimates, based on adult HIV prevalence. It estimates the proportion of all children and the number of children in each group, with lower and upper range estimates with a 99 percent confidence level.

Access the related Tool for Using Demographic and Health Survey Data to Estimate the Size of Orphans-and- Vulnerable-Children Groups at the National and Subnational Levels resource.

July 20, 2018
Year of publication
2018
Resource types
Programmatic guidance, Tools
Tags
population size, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), national estimates

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