SEL and PSS Measurement and Assessment Tools in Education in Emergencies: Identifying, Analyzing, and Mapping Tools to Global Guidance Documents
This document covers programmatic measurement approaches, global measurement frameworks, assessment tools, and monitoring and results frameworks. It aims to map what constitutes quality and equitable education in emergencies and how it can be assessed at the program and individual learning levels. It also aims to inform on the linkages between measurement at the programme or national level and global measurement frameworks. It includes a set of profiles of measurement and assessment tools; a summary table for looking across measurement and assessment tools and guidance documents; and a set of profiles on programmatic approaches to SEL and PSS.
Author: INEE, EASEL Lab and Harvard Graduate School of Education
Girl Safety Toolkit: A Resource for Practitioners
The Girl Safety Toolkit: A Resource for Practitioners is aimed to support organizations in creating and expanding safe opportunities for girls. It provides an array of tools for the programme designer on how to assess a situation, design the programme, implement the programme, and then monitor and evaluate. Each section provides tools, information, games, and checklists to ensure that those working to promote girl safety have a strong reserve to aid them in the field.
Type: Guidance / StandardPractitioner ToolToolkit
Author: Global Child Protection Services on behalf of Girl Hub
A Toolkit for Integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
The Toolkit for Integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Design, Monitoring and Evaluation provides guidance and tools to support staff in integrating the Gender Equality and Social Inclusio (GESI) perspectives in all stages of project. Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) is integral to achieving global sustainable development goals, and child well-being objectives. GESI advances World Vision’s core values to promote human transformation by reaching the most vulnerable children and adults and challenging the root causes of vulnerability that sustain gender inequality and social exclusion, such as restrictive socio-cultural norms, unequal power relations and disempowering systems. The toolkit is based on a review of existing DME tools and approaches. It can be relevant to all who collaborate on gender equality and social inclusion goals which lays in to achieve sustained, transformational change at individual, household, community and societal levels so that all persons can enjoy fullness of life. It may be a useful resource for implementing partners and government stakeholders, as they collaborate on gender equality and social inclusion goals. Both individuals and organizations can use this toolkit to apply a GESI lens in all stages of project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME).
Type: Guidance / StandardPractitioner ToolToolkit
Author: World Vision
Engaged and Heard! Guidelines on Adolescent Participation and Civic Engagement
The ENGAGED AND HEARD! Guidelines on Adolescent Participation and Civic Engagement was developed to enhance systematic programming and advocacy to realize adolescents’ right to be heard in matters affecting them. The guidelines provide information on the ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how-to’ of participation and civic engagement, with a specific focus on adolescents. The main sections include guidance on: Conceptual understanding, Main strategies and key interventions , Organizational commitment and processes, and Monitoring and evaluation. The appendices provide sector-specific guidelines for adolescent participation in: Health, WASH, Nutrition and HIV; Education; Child protection, care and justice; Disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection; and Peacebuilding and humanitarian response.
Type: Guidance / Standard
Photovoice Guidance 10 Simple Steps to Involve Children in Needs Assessment
The Photovoice Guidance 10 Simple Steps to Involve Children in Needs Assessment is primarily aimed at country-level Save the Children staff and partners responsible for implementing development or humanitarian programmes. It brings together practical and tested ‘how-to’ guidance from colleagues in Bangladesh. Photovoice is a participatory action research methodology that was coined by Caroline Wang in the 1990s. She describes Photovoice as a methodology that enables people to identify, represent and enhance their community and life circumstances through photography. Photovoice projects aim to make voices heard and support the self-development of participants. Photovoice can be used as a needs assessment tool and to develop a more contextual understanding of the context in which a programme is embedded. In addition to understanding children’s needs, this might include an analysis of children’s coping strategies, giving you an insight into the innate resources and support structures that you will need to strengthen. Obtaining children’s voices at the planning stage, can effectively ensure a programme targets the articulated needs of children and resonates with their lived realities. Photovoice can also be used at to re-define what success and impact looks like, transforming monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
Type: Guidance / Standard
Author: Save the Children UK & Save the Children Bangladesh
Listen and Learn Participatory Assessment with Children and Adolescents
The Listen and Learn Participatory Assessment with Children and Adolescent tool presents an approach to participatory assessments for children and adolescents. It provides guidance on how to run participatory assessments ethically and inclusively. After tips on preparation, the tool describes a range of participatory workshop methods that can be used by humantarian actors, culminating in a sample workshop module. The tool encourages monitoring and evaluation teams to use varied activities, instead of only focus group discussions. The annex contains a number of practical tools to assist in planning and conducting participatory assessments. There is specific guidance on how to hold structured dialogues with refugee men and women, girls and boys of all ages and backgrounds about their particular protection needs and risks. The tool can be used to ensure that children are at the centre of decision-making concerning their protection and well-being.
Type: Guidance / StandardPractitioner ToolToolkitActivity Resource
Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support through Child Participation
The Mainstreaming Psychosocial Care and Support through Child Participation was developed for programmes working with children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, poverty and conflict. Child participation is an inspiring approach to addressing the needs of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, conflict and poverty. It brings new perspectives, energy and creativity to development programmes, while contributing directly to the psychosocial wellbeing of all involved. These guidelines are written for individuals working in or funding programmes working with vulnerable children. This resources is useful for project managers, trainers/counsellors, fieldworkers, donors, children involved in a development projec. The guidelines may be used as a training tool for organisations wishing to increase their focus on child participation.
Type: Guidance / StandardPractitioner ToolTraining Resource
Ethical Research Involving Children
This Ethical Research Involving Children (ERIC project) is an international project motivated by a shared international concern that the human dignity of children is honoured, and that their rights and well-being are respected in all research, regardless of context. To help meet this aim, the compendium acts as a tool to generate critical thinking, reflective dialogue and ethical decision-making, and to contribute to improved research practice with children across different disciplines, theoretical and methodological standpoints, and international contexts. Emphasis is placed on the need for a reflexive approach to research ethics that fosters dynamic, respectful relationships between researchers, children, families, communities, research organizations, and other stakeholders. Hence, the content of this ERIC compendium moves beyond prescriptive approaches to encourage a more critical engagement with ethical issues and contemporary research practices across the multiple sectors and national/international contexts in which these take place. ERIC has been developed to support all researchers, individuals and organizations who are involved in research that is undertaken with, or potentially impacts on, children. This includes researchers, all members of any research team, research organizations, other stakeholders and research ethics review committees.
Type: Academic PublicationAdvocacy ResourceTraining ResourceGuidance / Standard