Evaluation

Programme Evaluation: Protecting Children On The Move in the Horn of Africa

Author:
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Evaluation Office
Source:
UNICEF Evaluation Office
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Publication Year:
2021
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Programme Evaluation: Protecting Children On The Move in the Horn of Africa

 

Abstract

UNICEF’S Evaluation Office is commissioning a formative evaluation to examine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and coherence of a programme to better understand and respond to the particular vulnerabilities of children on the move in the Horn of Africa region. The evaluation is scheduled for implementation during 2020.

Description

The purpose of the evaluation is twofold: First and foremost, the evaluation will be a global public good informing the sector, contributing to learning and knowledge exchange on what works for strengthening child protection systems for children on the move. Within UNICEF, it will inform strategy development, design and implementation of future UNICEF initiatives in the realm of protecting children on the move from violence, exploitation and abuse. A secondary objective is to contribute to UNICEF’s accountability for its performance and results. Depending on the maturity of programme implementation, this may not be fully feasible in all settings. The evaluation will contextualise why countries have taken different approaches to work towards expected results.

The findings and recommendations generated by the evaluation will strengthen global evidence about ‘what works’ (and what doesn’t), how and why, and in different contexts, for children with different characteristics. It is expected that this contextually relevant and nuanced evidence will be used by the wider child protection sector to influence strategic direction, to inform theory and practice of programming, to improve measurement of progress, and to build partnerships. A detailed use and influence plan for this evaluation will be drawn up early in the inception phase, in collaboration with the Evaluation Reference Group.

The evaluation will trace UNICEF’s work in strengthening national capacity and multi-sectoral mechanisms over this period and assess if implementation progressed as planned towards the expected results, and/or if the programme has been agile in responding to risk; whether programme design and delivery as well as the monitoring systems were adequate; what has worked (for whom and under which circumstances); what key challenges persist and what corrective measures may be needed. The evaluation will also assess the relevance and coherence of the research component in this programme.

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Thank you for joining us in this webinar on Evaluation of the Programme Protecting Children on The Move in the Horn of Africa  | Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 8:00AM Eastern Time (US and Canada time)

 

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This webinar presents the results of the evaluation of a UNICEF programme funded by the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, aimed to better understand and respond to the specific vulnerabilities of children on the move (COTM) in the Horn of Africa.

The programme was implemented between 2017 and 2020 to strengthen case management systems, develop capacities of social service workforce, improve access to integrated social and child protection services and information on available safe migration options, enhance knowledge about COTM and to inform programming, and to improve access to legal protection for children.

The evaluation was managed by the UNICEF Evaluation Office and was designed to inform strategy development, design and implementation of future UNICEF initiatives in the realm of protecting COTM from violence, exploitation and abuse.

The findings and recommendations generated by the evaluation are useful to strengthen global evidence about ‘what works’ (and what doesn’t), how and why, and in different contexts, for children with different characteristics.

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