Evaluation of the Single Parent and Foster Care Social Protection Schemes in the Maldives

According to the Government of Maldives’ (GoM) Strategic Action Plan (SAP) 2019- 2023, social protection comprises a broad definition consisting of social security, social assistance, and welfare programmes. This report presents findings of an evaluation focusing on two schemes within the social protection sector, namely the Single Parent (SPA) Allowance and the Foster Care (FCA) Allowance. These are the main child-focused social protection schemes provided by the Government of the Maldives, implemented by National Social Protection Agency (NSPA). This evaluation has been conducted by a team of Development Pathways, as part of UNICEF’s support to the Government of the Maldives in the improvement of childfocused social protection services.