FULL LIST OF MARKET RESEARCH & ASSESSMENTS

Why Measuring Child-Level Impacts Can Help Achieve Lasting Economic Change

USAID, Women's Refugee Commission, Child Protection in Crisis, FHI360

This paper presents an argument for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of child wellbeing related to economic strengthening efforts. Economic strengthening aims both to address the short-term needs of poor people and to enable entire communities to overcome poverty and live healthy, productive lives.

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Report

Children and Economic Strengthening Programs: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Harm

USAID, FHI360

This guide is designed for practitioners designing or implementing economic strengthening (ES) programs in low-income settings that are sensitive to the protection needs and well-being of vulnerable children. The guide provides an overview of key learning about how ES can achieve better outcomes and impacts for children aged 0-18, both within and outside of household care, whether the direct program beneficiaries are adults or adolescents (aged 10-18) themselves.

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Report

What Cash Transfer Programming can do to Protect Children - Discussion Paper

CaLP, Women's Refugee Commission, Child Protection in Crisis, Save the Children

Examines the links between cash transfers and the positive and negative outcomes for children, in particular the role cash transfers have played in protecting children from harm, exploitation, abuse and violence. Produced in collaboration between Save the Children, the Women's Refugee Commission, the Child Protection in Crisis Network, and the Cash Learning Project (CaLP).

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Child Safeguarding in Cash Transfer Programming Tool

Save the Children, Women's Refugee Commission, Child Protection in Crisis Network, Cash Learning Project (CaLP)

Provides personnel using Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) with advice on the child protection issues to consider during preparation, planning, implementation and monitoring of their programmes. Produced in collaboration between Save the Children, the Women's Refugee Commission, the Child Protection in Crisis Network, and the Cash Learning Project (CaLP).

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Report

Impact Evaluations of Child Protection/Well-being Outcomes from Economic Strengthening Programs

Columbia University, Women's Refugee Commission

A matrix of 48 completed and 12 ongoing studies, with summaries and links to all published evaluation reports. This document forms the basis of "The Impacts of Economic Strengthening Programs on Children: A review of the evidence"

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Report

Task Force on Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening: Three-Year Strategic Plan

Women's Refugee Commission

The Strategic Plan catalogs what the Task Force has achieved to date, and what we will do in the next 3 years, through the twin priorities of documenting the impact of livelihoods/economic strengthening interventions on child protection and well-being, and improving the understanding of effective means of implementation.

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Report

The Impacts of Economic Strengthening Programs on Children: A Review of the Evidence

Columbia University, Women's Refugee Commission

This review sought to methodically capture the known impacts of economic strengthening (ES) programs (microcredit, skills training, agricultural interventions, etc.) on the well-being of children (0-18 years) in crisis contexts in low-income countries. The review looked at effects on children both from interventions engaging caregivers as beneficiaries, and those targeting children themselves.

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Report

Livelihoods, Economic Strengthening, Child Protection and Well-Being in Western Uganda

Columbia University, Women's Refugee Commission, Western Uganda Bantwana Program

This study in Western Uganda tried to determine the links between household income/assets and the protection and well-being of children. We also tried to determine if and how economic interventions for caregivers could improve the lives of the children in their care, without doing inadvertent harm. Armed with answers to these questions, governments, NGOs and donors should be able to make better funding and programming decisions.

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Report

Summer Youth Employment Program Annual Summary 2012

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with summer employment and educational experiences that capitalize on their individual strengths, develop their skills and competencies, and connect them to positive adult role models. SYEP Provides seven weeks of entry-level work experience in a variety of jobs at community-based organizations, government agencies and private sector businesses.

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Report

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