MARCH Outcome Evaluation
V. EVALUATION FINDINGS
5.1 Characteristics of respondents
As indicated, this report is heavily dependent upon data generated from the outcome survey. However, part of the baseline data was also used for comparison only for Addis Ababa. The socio-demographic characteristics of sampled respondents in the outcome survey (for both of the sites) and in baseline (only for Addis Ababa) is shown in Table 1. Overall, sampled respondents were almost equally divided by sex although in Addis Ababa the proportion of female respondents was somewhat higher than that of the males. Respondents in Addis Ababa were on average 5 years younger that that of West Hararghe (Mean age: 24.7 and 29.7, respectively). The majority of respondents from Addis Ababa (61%) completed at least 9 years of schooling while only 6.7% could not read or write. In contrast, the vast majority of respondents from West Hararghe (73.5%) could not read or write while few (16%) had attended formal education. Whereas most of the respondents from Addis Ababa (67%) were never married, nearly 80% of the respondents from West Hararghe were married (currently married). Most of the respondents (88%) of Addis Ababa were Orthodox Christians while over 90% of the respondents from West Hararghe were Muslims.
There was no significant difference in the socio-demographic characteristics of individuals respondents between the baseline and outcome surveys of Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa and West Hararghe