In response to the 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 collaborative project to document the outcomes and impacts of CFS and develop capacity for rigorous evaluation. A series of impact evaluations were carried out over three years in multiple countries. The findings were published in a research report (Evaluation of Child Friendly Spaces). This document draws on the learning and experience of the project to provide practical guidance to child protection and MHPSS practitioners for monitoring and evaluating child friendly spaces. It presents tools for planning and implementing monitoring and evaluation of CFS. For each tool, the objectives are explained, along with insights and lessons on the usefulness of the tool based on the learning and experiences of the evaluation teams.
- Learn more about the inter-agency research project into Child Friendly Spaces.
- Check out the video resources from Child Friendly Space research in Nepal that support this guidance.
- Download the inter-agency evaluation of 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.