Child friendly spaces (CFS) have become a widely used approach to protect and provide psychosocial support to children in emergencies. In response to a commitment to strengthen the evidence base for humanitarian practice and the prioritisation of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) as a key area for research, World Vision and Columbia University, working with Save the Children, UNICEF and others, engaged in a three-year collaborative project to document the outcomes and impacts of CFS and develop capacity for rigorous evaluation.
A report and accompanying infographic summarize the findings of the first three years (2012-2014) of CFS research. For practitioners, an inter-agency companion document titled Tools and guidance for monitoring and evaluating CFS was developed to provide practical guidance, in-depth lessons learned, and useful tools from the evaluations.
Focusing on Nepal, these videos provide a summary of the inter-agency research into CFS. They are a helpful companion to the research report and the tools and guidance for monitoring and evaluating CFS. You can view the full video below, or click the links below to view shorter video clips which correspond to chapters in the tools and guidance.
- Chapter 1: Introduction – Evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces, a video companion to Tools and Guidance for Monitoring and Evaluating CFS
- Chapter 2: Setting up a Good-Quality Monitoring System for CFS
- Chapter 3: The Child Friendly Spaces Quality Standards Checklist
- Chapter 4: Designing an Impact Evaluation of CFS
- Chapter 5: The Mixed Methods Approach: Selecting tools to measure outcomes
- Chapter 6: The Mixed Methods Approach: Adapting Quantitative Tools
- Chapter 7: The Mixed Methods Approach: Adapting Qualitative Tools
- Chapter 8: Data Collection: Selection, Training and Supervision
- Chapter 9: Data Collection Tips and Challenges
- Chapter 10: Data Analysis
- Chapter 11: Partnerships and Community Engagement
- Learn more about the inter-agency research project into Child Friendly Spaces.
- Download the inter-agency evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces.
- Review our tools and guidance for monitoring and evaluating Child Friendly Spaces.
- View an infographic summary of the findings.
- Read reports from field studies in Iraq, Jordan, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.