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The UNICEF Evaluation Office, in collaboration with Communication for Development (C4D) section in the UNICEF Programme Group and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, developed the Community Rapid Assessment (CRA) exercise as a way to measure the protective practices, health-seeking behaviours, coping strategies and emerging needs of individuals and households in relation to COVID-19. The primary objective was to provide UNICEF country offices valuable data to strengthen the evidence base and inform country-level programming in response to the pandemic. The CRA is also intended to contribute to UNICEF’s overall analytical agenda on COVID in an effort to better position this type work in the overall corporate efforts. Its findings have thus far provided a rich and much-needed picture of the behavioural component of the outbreak at the individual and community levels. In making use of time-series data – that is, the longitudinal data repeatedly captured over several waves of data collection – the CRA has also provided further opportunities to examine country- and region-specific trends over time. And because the CRA is a real-time exercise, analysis, visualization and interpretation of findings are already being used in several country-level fora to guide program changes. The long-term vision is to embed capacity for similar surveys within government data systems at the country level. This report presents early findings and insights from eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa – namely Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan and Uganda.
Kaku Attah Damoah; Frank Otchere; Dominic Richardson
Nino Bariola; Caitlyn Collins
This report was prompted by an internal request for an assessment
of the changing external environment, and its impact on children,
to inform the preparation of UNICEF’s next Strategic Plan. It was
produced collectively by staff from UNICEF's Global Insight team
and reflects their views and perspectives. The report benefited from
feedback from various UNICEF staff. In addition, its initial findings
were presented and debated at a virtual consultation held with 32
youth experts, leaders, and activists from around the world on January
8th 2021. We are especially grateful to participants of the consultation,
some of whose views are presented throughout this report.
Dominic Richardson; Alessandro Carraro; Victor Cebotari; Anna Gromada
Chandni Maria Jacob; Despina D. Briana; Gian Carlo Di Renzo (et al.)
Veronica B. Ajewole; Ahone E. Ngujede; Emmanuella Oduguwa (et al.)
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