Project Profile

Formative Evaluation of UNICEF’s Child Protection System Building Approach in Indonesia

Client // UNICEF
Country // Indonesia
Date // 2015

IOD PARC was commissioned by UNICEF Indonesia to conduct a formative evaluation of UNICEF's systems building approach to child protection.

The Government of Indonesia, supported by UNICEF, was one of the first in the South East Asia region to explicitly endorse a systems building approach to improve child protection outcomes.  This formative evaluation is the first assessment of UNICEF’s systems building approach in the region, designed to analyse whether and in what ways UNICEF’s child protection programme has been informed by systems thinking.  The scope focussed on work over all four years of the country programme (2011-present), and included an analysis of the programme’s Theory of Change.

The evaluation assessed the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the systems-building approach.  The findings and recommendations are intended to inform the development of national strategies for promoting child welfare and wellbeing.  They will directly contribute to UNICEF’s forthcoming Country Programme Action Plan 2016-2020 and the implementation of the Government’s national planning document (RPJMN 2015-2019).  The findings are intended to have wider implications for other United Nations agencies, Government departments and civil society organisations mandated to coordinate and implement child protection initiatives and programs.

IOD PARC partnered with Yogyakarta based research and evaluation organisation Migunani & Mberkahi, with technical support provided by Child Frontiers, an international consulting company that promotes the care, wellbeing and protection of children.

The report can be accessed and downloaded here.