Percentage of orphaned and vulnerable children aged 5–17 years who have three basic material needs met
The indicator is intended to measure progress towards meeting the material needs of orphans and
vulnerable children and improved the quality of their care as a result of various interventions targeted at
improving the livelihood conditions of orphans and vulnerable children and their households.
Number of orphaned and other most vulnerable children aged 5–17 years reporting having at
least three basic needs met
Total number of orphaned and vulnerable children aged 5–17 years
Numerator / Denominator
After all orphans and vulnerable children aged 0–17 years in the household have been identiﬁed, those
aged 5–17 years are asked questions related to provision of their basic needs such as food, shelter,
clothing, education and health services.
Speciﬁc questions will be formulated according to country setting.
External support is deﬁned as help free of charge coming from a source other than friends, family or
neighbors unless they are working for a community-based group or organization.
Tools: population-based surveys (Demographic Health Survey, AIDS Indicator Survey, Multiple Indicator
Cluster Survey or other representative surveys)
Frequency: every 2–5 years
For children, more ethical protocols are needed and some countries do not allow children to be
interviewed. These issues have to be considered while designing the studies to measure this indicator.
Every 2-4 years
Condom type: N/A
Geographic location: N/A
HIV status: N/A
Pregnancy status: N/A
Service Type: N/A
Time period: N/A
Type of orphan: N/A
Type/Timing of testing: N/A
Vulnerability status: N/A