Children & Child Rights

Evidence Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation’s Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals

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Publication date: March 2015

Evaluation will become more necessary for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. In this publication, in 2015 the International Year of Evaluation, we seek to demonstrate how evaluation makes a difference.

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Building Blocks of Impact Evaluation

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Impact evaluation provides information about the impacts produced by an intervention. It can be undertaken of a programme or a policy, or upstream work – such as capacity building, policy advocacy and support for an enabling environment. This goes beyond looking only at goals and objectives to also examine unintended impacts.

This video summarizes the different elements of impact evaluation and options for planning and managing its various stages.

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Strategies for Causal Attribution

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One of the essential elements of an impact evaluation is that it not only measures or describes changes that have occurred but also seeks to understand the role of particular interventions in producing these changes. This process is known as causal attribution. 

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series: Data Collection & Analysis

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Impact evaluations need to go beyond assessing the size of the effects (i.e., the average impact) to identify for whom and in what ways a programme or policy has been successful. This video provides an overview of the issues involved in choosing and using data collection and analysis methods for impact evaluations. 

UNICEF Impact Evaluation Series

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Recognizing the importance of impact evaluation to UNICEF's work, the Office of Research - Innocenti has collaborated with  RMIT University, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), and BetterEvaluation to produce a series of metho

3ie/IFPRI: Cash Transfers, Behavioral Changes, and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

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The following videos are part of the 3ie/IFPRI Seminar Series on Impact Evaluation.

September 6th, 2012, Renos Vakis of The World Bank discussed the impact of a cash transfer program on early childhood cognitive development.

Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated – UNICEF

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A new UNICEF report offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary.

International Institute for Child Rights and Development

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IICRD is a Canadian leader in community-based, national, regional and international applications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These applications are unique in that they provide a "culturally grounded" approach to children's rights that build on children's natural resiliency (strengths) as well as the strengths of families, communities and culture.

So you want to consult with children? - A toolkit of good practice

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Author: Save the Children Child Participation Working Group 
Publication Date: 2003 

If you would like to involve children in discussions about issues that affect them but don't know how to do it, then it is hoped that this toolkit will provide you with a lot of useful material for getting started. If you've already begun to involve children in policy or other discussions, you may find some useful ideas here to help you take this work forward.

Anti-Trafficking Programs in South Asia: Appropriate Activites, Indicators and Evaluation Methodologies

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Author: Huntington, Dale
Publication Date: March 2002

Summary Report of a Technical Consultative Meeting.