Number of People Receiving Social Protection Services

Outcome indicator, Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

number or % of vulnerable persons receiving targeted social protection services
nombre ou % de personnes vulnérables bénéficiant des services de protection sociale ciblés
počet nebo % zranitelných lidí dostávajících cílové sociální služby

Indicator Phrasing

English: number or % of vulnerable persons receiving targeted social protection services

French: nombre ou % de personnes vulnérables bénéficiant des services de protection sociale ciblés

Czech: počet nebo % zranitelných lidí dostávajících cílové sociální služby

What is its purpose?

The indicator assesses the number of vulnerable persons in a given area receiving targeted social services by any service provider (including community-based services). The indicator can be used either for a specific type of service or for a range of different services.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target group members:

   

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A) 
Q1: In the last 3 months, have you received any [specify the service you are interested in] from any state institution, non-governmental organization or company?

A1: yes / no

  

(ask the following question only if the previous answer is YES)

  

Q2: In the past 3 months, how many times have you received [specify the service]?

A2: ………….

  

Repeat the questions for the other types of social services you are interested in.

  

The indicator’s value (in percentages) can be calculated in two ways:

1) as a percentage of people who received any type of the assessed social protection services; or

2) as a percentage of people who received a specific type of social protection services

Important Comments

1) Assessing the percentage of people who received certain social services makes sense only if the services are received by a relatively large number of people – otherwise it is better to assess the number of recipients only.

  

2) Since people might not be familiar with the social services’ name, always provide a relevant explanation. For example, when interested in “debt counselling”, talk about “people who give you professional advice on how to manage your debts, so that you do not face any bigger problems”.

 

3) Disaggregate the data by gender.

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