Publications

The CP MERG has commissioned or produced the following publications on monitoring, evaluation and research. 

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    Measuring VAC: Inventory and assessment of quantitative studies

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    2014 Report by the Technical Working Group on Data Collection on Violence against Children. Follow-up study to the TWG 2012 report, the TWG undertook a review of quantitative studies on violence against children (VAC) to provide an overview of some recent data-collection activities that will feed into the development of guidelines. This review focused mainly on studies conducted in low- and middle-income countries; however, three studies from Western Europe (Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and one study from the United States were also included. The review was based upon interviews with key informants, the identification of large-scale studies on VAC, and an in-depth assessment of surveys from six countries and one subregion: Chile, the Eastern Caribbean, Georgia, India, the Republic of Moldova, the United Kingdom and the United Republic of Tanzania.
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    Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools, July 2010

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    The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection. This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection M&E tools.
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    Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools - Annex 4

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    List of Tools Submitted for Review not Meeting Inclusion Criteria in the Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools Report, July 2010.
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    Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools - Annex 3 List of Sources

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    List of Sources (Professional Networks) in the Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools Report, July 2010.
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    Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools - Annex 2

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    Keyword Searches for Structured Computer Search in the Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools Report, July 2010.
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    Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools - Annex 1 Matrix

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    Matrix of Tools Selected for Review in the Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools Report, July 2010.
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    Ethical principles, dilemmas and risks in collecting data on VAC

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    2012 Report by the Technical Working Group on Data Collection on Violence against Children. Recent years have seen growing efforts to collect data on violence against children (VAC) but there are, as yet, no internationally recommended or agreed ethical guidelines for such research. Ethical guidelines are particularly crucial when carrying out research on VAC, as they help to minimize the risk of potential harm resulting from the data collection process to participants, researchers and others, and ensure that any remaining risks are outweighed by the potential benefits. This literature review aims to contribute to the development of such ethical guidelines. It aims to capture current thinking on ethical issues and providing empirical support to guide recommendations for ethical research practice and decision-making in collecting data on VAC.
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    Child Protection MERG Terms of Reference (TOR)

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    Outlines the background and rationale, purpose and principles, functions, membership, structures and governance of the Child Protection Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group (CP MERG).
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    CP MERG Summary Note #1.docx

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    Summary of key recommendations of the 2010 Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools.
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    CP MERG Information Brief.docx

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    The brief provides a summary of the CP MERG's history, mission, goals, and membership.
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