Child-Sensitive Social Protection in Fiji: Assessment of the Care and Protection Allowance

This report provides the results of a study commissioned by UNICEF to examine the Care and Protection Allowance. The report aims to: build an understanding of the challenges faced by children in Fiji; examine the impact of the Care and Protection Allowance on recipients; assess the implementation of the scheme by the Department of Social Welfare (DSW), with a particular focus on its operational systems; make recommendations on improving its delivery; and examine the costs and potential impacts of broadening the Care and Protection Allowance to reach more Fijian children and meet their needs more effectively.