Dear all, I kindly call upon this highly interesting network for research purposes.  I am in the process of examining whether global institutions, in particular United Nations (Unicef) and the World Bank, incorporate mechanisms for child participation in their monitoring and evaluation of social protection schemes which they support in Ghana, Zambia, and Kenya. Any insights, contacts, or references will be highly appreciated. Thank you and kind regards, Henk Hulshof (University of Leiden, Netherlands)




Dear all, in addition to the previous submission kindly note that the child grant schemes under review are the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in Ghana; the Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC) in Kenya; and the Child Grant Programme (CGP) in Zambia. Your kind assistance in directing me to evaluation reports of these projects and/or relevant contacts or references is very much appreciated. In case  beneficiaries in these projects are very young children, then I seek to answer the question whether these children are engaged once they have grown older (and possibly not benefit from the programme any longer) or through representation (e.g. local child rights oriented organisations).

 Cordial regards, Henk Hulshof