Workbook Are you on the right track? to measure change among young people as a result of sexuality education

The workbook Are you on the right track? is a self-explanatory, practical workbook, describing in 6 steps how you can measure the effects of your sexuality education activities for young people on outcome level. This workbook was developed by Rutgers WPF and Stop Aids Now in collaboration with organisations in Zimbabwe.

Do you work for an organisation in a developing country that focuses on young people’s sexual behaviour? Do you want to go beyond counting numbers and actually measure change in the lives of young people? If so, this workbook might be of great use to you.

Aim of the workbook

Are you on the right track? is a hands-on instruction manual for developing an outcome monitoring and evaluating plan (outcome M&E plan) that fits your organisation’s specific situation. The workbook demonstrates the 6 steps you need to take to create your own tailor-made plan. Your outcome M&E plan enables you to measure the achievements of your organisation’s activities related to sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV prevention. 

The results will give you insight in the effects of your work and possible programme changes.

Six steps

  1. Select indicators - What behaviour changes do you want to see in young people?
  2. Select the M&E design - What outcome M&E plan suits you?
  3. Design tailor-made tools - What questions do you select for your data collection?
  4. Collect the information - How will the data be collected and by whom?
  5. Analyse the information - How will you draw your conclusions?
  6. Write a report - What is an attractive and useful way of documenting your findings? And how can you use the results?


Development of the workbook

This workbook was developed by 8 organisations working with young people on sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention in Zimbabwe, in cooperation with STOP AIDS NOW! and Rutgers WPF. It is available in English and in French.