Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index

The CPC Learning Network and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR] have been working together since 2013 to develop, pilot and implement a new methodology to assess child protection system strength, and its impact on child protection outcomes, in displacement settings.

Child protection policy and programming is based on the assumption that strengthening the child protection system will reduce risks and improve outcomes for children in displacement settings. Yet, the evidence base for this proposition is extremely limited. This project, “Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index,” [henceforth referred to as “the CPI Study”], seeks to test this assumption, assessing whether a strong child protection system can better protect children and prevent harm. The CPI Study seeks to assess changes in child protection system strength, and related changes in child protection outcomes, seeking to develop assessment tools and a test a methodological approach to strengthen the evidence-base for child protection interventions in humanitarian settings.

Pilot Study CPI Rwanda

Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index

Webinar: 

Measuring the Strength of Child Protection Systems in Humanitarian Settings: a Study in Uganda and Rwanda (June 29, 2015)

Presenters: Sarah Meyer and Gita Swamy Meier-Ewert

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School violence, perceptions of safety and school attendance: results from a cross-sectional study in Rwanda and Uganda

Author(s): Sarah Meyer, Gary Yu, Sabrina Hermosilla, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

Measuring Impact Through A Child Protection Index: Time 1 & Time 2 Studies Kiryandongo and Adjumani refugee settlements, Uganda

Author(s): Sarah Meyer, Sabrina Hermosilla, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: report

Safety, trust, and disclosure: A qualitative examination of violence against refugee adolescents in Kiziba Camp, Rwanda

Author(s): Laura Gauer Bermudez, Lauren Parks, Sarah Meyer, Liberata Muhorakeye, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2018
Resource Type: article

The Influence of Caregiver Depression on Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes: Findings from Refugee Settlements in Uganda

Author(s): Sarah Meyer, Mara Steinhaus, Clare Bangirana, Patrick Onyano-Mangen, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2017
Resource Type: article

Latent Class Analysis of Violence against Adolescents and Psychosocial Outcomes in Refugee Settings in Uganda and Rwanda

Author(s): Sarah Meyer, Gary Yu, Sabrina Hermosilla, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2017
Resource Type: report

Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index: Final Report - Time 1 & 2 Studies in Kiziba Camp, Rwanda

Author(s): Sarah Meyer, Sabrina Hermosilla, Liberata Muhorakeye, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2017
Resource Type: report

Measuring Impact Through a Child Protection Index: Report of a Pilot Study in Kiziba Camp, Rwanda

Author(s): Sarah Meyer, Liberata Muhorakeye, Lindsay Stark
Year of Publication: 2014
Resource Type: report

Appendix 1: Short Version of Revised Child Protection Index (CPI)

Year of Publication: 2014
Resource Type: report appendix

Appendix 2: Index Development Matrix

Year of Publication: 2014
Resource Type: report appendix

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