A Guide to Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluating National HIV/AIDS Prevention Programmes for Young People

The aim of this document is to provide guidance, through selection of indicators, for monitoring and evaluating policies and programmes for HIV prevention among young people.

  • To tailor existing widely-used indicators and methods so that they are relevant to national programs for HIV prevention among young people.
  • To introduce new measures specific to the determinants (risk factors and protective factors) which influence vulnerability and risk behaviours.

This guide is intended for use by program managers at the national level, particularly managers of national AIDS programmes. It may also be useful for program managers and planners at

subnational levels who seek to align their measurement efforts with national ones.

This guide identifies a set of indicators, methods for measuring them, and their strengths and limitations. Their purpose is to help national AIDS program managers in planning and monitoring HIV prevention programmes for young people.

The indicators are organized into four chapters in accordance with a logic model linking programmatic action to expected outcomes and, ultimately, to epidemiological impact. The chapters cover the following categories of indicators:

  • Programmatic
  • Determinants (risk factors and protective factors)
  • Behavioural outcomes
  • Impact

This model is closely linked to the established model of program monitoring and evaluation, which classifies indicators into categories of input, output, outcome and impact.

Last modified: July 23, 2021

Language: English