AME WG

Led By: World Vision International and UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti

 

Our Mission

To generate, synthesise, and use agency-specific and inter-agency evidence to promote effective interventions.

2022 Key Priorities of the Assessment, Measurement and Evidence Working Group


The AME Working Group continues supporting the members in their assessment, measurement and evidence efforts, with a specific focus on:

  • Developing a qualitative approach to assess population-level risk and protective factors for the protection of children with disabilities.
  • Designing a capacity-building module on measuring risk and protective factors in humanitarian action.
  • Supporting the improvement of documentation of risk and protective factors across child protection coordination groups.

Latest News

New Co-Leading Agency of the AME Working Group

We are pleased to announce that Innocenti, UNICEF's Office of Research, has been confirmed as the new co-lead of the Assessment, Measurement and Evidence Working Group alongside Word Vision. Innocenti is UNICEF’s dedicated research centre. Its core mandate is to undertake cutting-edge, policy-relevant research that equips the organization and the wider global community to deliver results for...

Seeking a new agency to take up the co-leadership of the Assessment, Measurement and Evidence Working Group!

Exciting opportunity! The Alliance is looking for an agency to take up the co-leadership of the Assessment, Measurement and Evidence Working Group, joining World Vision International as the existing co-lead. The AME Working Group is one of the main work streams of the Alliance. The purpose of the Working Group is to “generate, synthesize, and use agency-specific and inter-agency evidence to...

Resources

The Enhanced CPMS Indicators Table

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Since their launch in 2012, the inter-agency Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) have significantly improved the quality and measurability of child protection work in humanitarian settings. The measurement framework of the CPMS was updated as part of the revision process that led to the development of the 2019 edition. This aims to better support child protection...

Guidance | A Brief Guide: Selecting Child Protection Minimum Standards Indicators for Application in Programs, Projects or Humanitarian Response Plans

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This guidance document provides information on the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) measurement framework. Traditionally, accountability measures in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) have focused on meeting output benchmarks (such as number of people trained, number of community awareness campaigns carried out, or number referrals to service providers made), rather than...

Position Paper | Defining Evidence-Based Practice for Application in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

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There is widespread recognition among practitioners and researchers of the need to build a stronger evidence base for child protection work in humanitarian settings to be able to determine what approaches and practices are appropriate and effective in a variety of contexts. The objective of this position paper is to create a common understanding of what makes a particular child protection...

Evidence Brief | Why Identifying Risk and Protective Factors is a Critical Step in Prevention Programming: Implications for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

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Humanitarian crises, including natural disasters, conflict, and infectious disease outbreaks threaten the health, safety and well-being of children, families, and communities. Risks to children in humanitarian settings are multiple and may include: family separation, recruitment into armed forces or groups, involvement in hazardous labor, physical or sexual abuse, psychosocial distress, injury and...

Guidance | Identifying and Ranking Risk and Protective Factors: A Brief Guide

Recognizing the strategic importance of improving evidence- based approaches to preventing child protection issues, this guidance document was developed as part of the Alliance-led Prevention Initiative to support child protection humanitarian practitioners in their prevention programming efforts. While child protection agencies operating in humanitarian contexts generally conduct systematic risk...

Contextualizing and Measuring Child Well-Being in Humanitarian Action

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The Alliance AME Working Group is excited to present the Child Well-Being Contextualization Guide! The package of child well-being resources includes: 1) Defining and Measuring Child Well-Being in Humanitarian Action: A Contextualization Guide Ensuring children’s well-being is generally recognized as the ultimate goal of child protection in humanitarian action (CPHA). A global definition of child...

Webinars

Webinar | The Pathways Between Natural Disasters and Violence Against Children—A conversation between research and practice

To find the related research article and blog post, click here. The structure of child protection programming during humanitarian emergencies is based upon the principle of increased risk of violence. Humanitarian programmatic interventions often use the same models for armed conflict and natural disasters. Little is understood on how they may differ, and the bulk of the current evidence focuses...

Assessment, Measurement, and Evidence Working Group Lead

Leen Decant, World Vision

Josiah Kaplan, UNICEF