Percent of adolescents aware of the program

Percent of adolescents aware of the program

Percent of adolescents aware of the program

The percent of adolescents who report knowing of the adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) program’s services and/or activities

The services and activities will be specific to each pro­gram. Thus, the indicator may refer to SRH or life-skills education in schools or work­places; RH services at clinics or youth centers; the existence of youth organizations, and radio or television programs for youth.

This indicator is calculated as:

(# of adolescents aware of the program/ Total # of adolescents surveyed) x 100

Data Requirement(s):

Responses to survey questions on awareness of the program‘s existence and activities by adolescents.  The preferred procedure is to first ask about program‘s ser­vices for youth without prompting; then, for adolescents who do not spontaneously report knowledge of the pro­gram, to identify the program and ask if the respondent has heard of it.  If the program has a discernable logo, the evaluators may want to show the logo and ask the respondent if s/he recognizes it or knows what it is for.

Evaluators may want to disaggregate by the following age ranges: 10-14, 15-19, and 20-24.

Survey of adolescents in the program‘s intended popu­lation

Before adolescents can use a program, they must know it exists. This indicator provides program managers with a basis for assessing whether they must initiate promo­tional or awareness-raising activities as part of their youth initiative.

knowledge, adolescent

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