During the implementation of the FXBVillage Model, the field staff visits each participant’s household at least once every two weeks. Each member of staff completes a “Household Visit Form” during the visit. The form provides an assessment of the beneficiary status from the perspective of the field staff and is based upon their observations and discussions with the beneficiaries. It records the most essential household indicators and beneficiary’s progress.
The international “Child Status Index” (CSI) standard, developed by MEASURE Evaluation1, is also part of the Household Visit Form. The CSI enables field staff to assess and accurately categorize the well being of individual children based on observations and discussions with the child and other family members. During each home visit, field staff completes CSI assessments for a selection of the children present, ensuring that each beneficiary child (under 18 years old) receives at least one CSI assessment every six months.
Over the course of the program, FXB organizes many group events, training sessions and community outreach activities that beneficiaries are encouraged to attend. Each event is documented by the field staff using a variety of tools including training registers, simple question sheets and audio-visual recordings. The exact tools used depend on the type of event and the number of expected participants.
A detailed questionnaire is implemented in every participant household at the beginning and end of the 3-year FXBVillage Model. This allows FXB to collect thorough data regarding baseline situation of beneficiaries. Then, the questionnaire is applied after one year and after two years of the project progression. During those data collections, the questionnaire is applied on a statistically significant sample of households, namely 1/3 of project households. Those data collections allow FXB to conduct follow-up assessments of participants’ wellbeing at different stages of the project. Finally, the questionnaire is applied at the end of the project, when participants graduated from the FXBVillage. At this stage, the questionnaire is applied on all the households supported through this 3-year program.
The household questionnaire addresses every component of the FXBVillage Model, including: general health; nutrition; HIV/AIDS; water, sanitation and environment; education; children’s rights and legal protection; psychosocial support; and income generation and savings. At the end of the first and second year, a shortened version of the questionnaire is applied to a random sample of participant households.
At the end of each FXBVillage Model, FXB International’s team prepares a final report analyzing program results using the baseline and endline data from the household questionnaire.