Evaluation of child friendly spaces: an inter-agency series of impact evaluations in humanitarian emergencies

Child friendly spaces (CFS) have become a widely used approach to protect and provide psychosocial support to children in emergencies. However, little evidence documents their outcomes and impacts. There is widespread commitment among humanitarian agencies to strengthen the evidence base of programming. This report summarises studies on CFS in various crises: Buramino refugee camp, Ethiopia; Rwamwanja… Read more




Do “Child Friendly” Practices affect Learning? Evidence from Rural India

This paper examines the effects of “child-friendly” practices on learning in rural India. These are a set of pedagogical practices intended to improve education outcomes by increasing children’s inclusion in their learning environment. They are widely promoted in international development circles, and are an increasingly important plank of Indian education policy. This paper offers the… Read more




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