World Vision International
publication • Friday, February 1st 2013

Evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces: Ethiopia Field Study Summary Report

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Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) is an intervention frequently used by humanitarian agencies for supporting and protecting children in emergencies. Leading agencies are collaboratively developing standards and guidelines for CFS while strengthening the evidence base through a joint agenda for learning and research.

World Vision International and Columbia University have begun a series of structured evaluations of CFS interventions in various contexts, to document evidence of protective and restorative effectiveness and to identify good practice in design and implementation. This report presents findings from the first study ‒ an evaluation of a CFS implementation for Somali refugees in Buramino Camp in southern Ethiopia.

Read more about World Vision’s Child Friendly Spaces research collaboration.