Evaluation

Evaluation of UNICEF Philippines’ Child Protection Programme from 2017 to 2020

Authors:
UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
UNICEF Philippines Country Office
Coram International at Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC)
Source:
UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
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Publication Year:
2021
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This formative evaluation looks at the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of UNICEF’s child protection work. It aims to identify lessons learned to create recommendations for future child protection interventions. Results are analyzed at the outcome and output levels using a theory-based approach and non-experimental design.

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Abstract

In January 2021, UNICEF Philippines engaged Coram International to conduct a formative evaluation of their Child Protection Programme from January 2017 to December 2020. The objectives of the evaluation were:

  1. To assess the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the Child Protection Programme components of the GPH-UNICEF 7th and 8th Country Programme focusing on the last four years (Jan 2017- Dec 2020); and
  2. Identify lessons learned and make recommendations that can be used by UNICEF and government for future child protection interventions in the country.

The intended primary audience for the evaluation includes decision makers within UNICEF and the Government, including the BARMM Regional Government and technical experts across UNICEF and relevant government departments.

The evaluation aimed to assess the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of UNICEF’s child protection work, as well as cross-cutting questions of gender, equity, and human rights. It aimed to assess results at the outcome and output levels (rather than including an assessment of impact) using a theory-based approach and non-experimental design. The framework for the theory-based approach was the Theory of Change for UNICEF’s 2019–2023 CP Programme.

UNICEF’s CP Programmes are ambitious, with multiple components and work streams. The context in which both Programmes operated was challenging and complex, including several natural disasters, situations of armed conflict and displacement of children. Most significantly, the Programme was heavily impacted by the emergence and spread of the COVID-19 virus. This impacted on the Programme’s workplan, and outputs and it also on the data collection phase of this evaluation, limiting the availability of key stakeholders to engage in the process. The Programme has, nevertheless, achieved some significant positive results and has shown strong resilience to external challenges

Description

The evaluation will focus on the Child Protection Programme component of the GPH-UNICEF Country Programme that was implemented from 2017 to 2020 – the last two years of the 7th Country Programme (2017-2018) and first two years of the 8th Country Programme (2019 to 2020).

The purpose of this formative evaluation is to inform the Philippine Country Office (PCO) midterm review of its Child Protection Programme and strategic approaches in 2021, its partnerships with the government particularly the development/review of rolling workplans, and its advocacy approaches to influence government’s policies, strategies, fund allocations, and programme priorities to protect the Filipino children from violence.

The evaluation aims to:

  1. Assess the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the Child Protection Programme component of the GPH-UNICEF 7th Country Programme for the last four years (Jan 2017- Dec 2020);
  2. Identify lessons learned and make recommendations that can be used by UNICEF and government for future child protection interventions in the country.

 

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This was a formative evaluation of UNICEF Philippines’ Child Protection Programme from January 2017 to December 2020. The evaluation findings showed that the Programme has achieved some important positive results and has shown strong resilience to external challenges. This is despite operating in challenging and complex context, including the emergence and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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