Planning and M/E
We have posted several Care Group and Monitoring & Evaluation tools for your use. Please briefly acknowledge the organization that developed these manuals in your reports when you use them (e.g., “We used a Care Group planning tool (developed by FH) to determine the number of Promoters and Care Group Volunteers for Sofala Province.”) Please send us your tools as well for consideration! We will post the most useful ones.
Care Groups: A Training Manual for Program Design and Implementation (2014). This guide was originally developed in 2012 by Food for the Hungry (FH) as a training resource and toolkit to aid in the design, training, implementation, and monitoring of Care Group programs. It includes lesson plans for a one-week training course designed to train HQ and field management how to set up Care Groups and begin implementation. It is also a great resource for HQ staff in the proposal writing stages. It was later modified and adapted by members of the Care Group Forward Working Group, and the FSN Network Social and Behavioral Change Task Force.
This zipped file contains English and Spanish versions of Excel worksheets for calculating sample size (for one-time and repeat studies); generating indicator confidence intervals for both categorical and continuous data (for LQAS/SRS [d.e.=1] and cluster sampling [d.e.=2]); a worksheet that helps you choose interview areas for cluster sampling and LQAS (i.e, an automatic sampling frame); and LQAS tabulation tables where you plug in your data and project targets, decision rules are calculated automatically, and a sheet summarizes which project supervision areas are above and below target and above and below average coverage. A demo table is also included that shows how this last LQAS sheet works (with fictitious data inserted). These sheets can be used in Care Group and non-Care Group projects.