The evaluation will start with the agreement of the minimum dataset to be evaluated across all pilot sites. The evaluation approach will provide an overall methodological approach for the project containing the evaluation objectives (indicators), criteria (performance measures), evaluation design, data gathering process and analysis data process. Impact and effectiveness on the target groups (teachers, families, youths and school/community) will be assessed by using qualitative and quantitative analysis based on the indicators previously described in table 4.
The evaluation framework will also include a methodology to monitor the progress of the project ensuring the achievement of the milestones and outcomes defined. This protocol will require: 1) identification of performance indicators; 2) development of evaluation tools (e.g., questionnaires, activities, surveys); 3) data collection, analysis and interpretation; 4) generation, review and dissemination of appropriate reports; 5) development of action plans based on relevant data; 6) implementation of action plans.
All individual participants will need to sign the informed consent in order to be enrolled in the study. Parents/legal representatives of the youths will be responsible for the informed consent. Youths will have to assent to take part in the study as well.
Exclusion criteria: The legal representatives and youths are free to decline to participate in the project and this statement will be included as an exclusion criteria. At the same time, youths that consent to take part in the intervention (with the signed consent of their legal representatives) can withdraw at any time without providing any justification and will decide if their data is analyzed. In both cases (refusal or withdrawal), youths’ data will not be neither collected nor analyzed.