Cash for care? Social protection for children’s care and wellbeing

Keetie Roelen, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG

This CDI Practice Paper by Keetie Roelen and Stephen Devereux1 reflects on the methodological implications of operationalising an expanded framework for evaluating social protection programmes. It builds on an IDS Working Paper (Devereux et al. 2013) that critiques mainstream approaches to impact evaluations and proposes an alternative framework that (1) assesses a broader range of impacts, and (2) uses a broader range of methods in a more holistic way. This paper specifically discusses the combination and integration of methods as part of the expanded evaluation framework, and does so by using an ongoing evaluation of a cash transfer pilot programme in Tigray, Ethiopia as a case study.

About the speaker
Keetie Roelen is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection. She is a development economist by training and current research interests include the dynamics of (child) poverty, social protection and the linkages between child protection and social protection. Keetie has worked with many international organisations such as UNICEF, Save the Children and Concern Worldwide, performing mixed methods research and policy advice work in South East Asia, Southern and Eastern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.

Venue: Room 0.17, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht

Date: 20 June 2016

Time: 11:00 - 12:00  CEST