Tool 1: Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Child Protection when using Cash and Voucher Assistance

This tool, “A focus group discussion/key informant interview tool to identify child protection benefits and risks before starting cash and voucher assistance,” is part of the “Toolkit for monitoring and evaluating child protection when using cash and voucher assistance” (CP and CVA M&E Toolkit). The toolkit was developed because:

• Multi-purpose cash (MPC) and cash and voucher assistance (CVA) as part of other sectors’ interventions may have unintended negative or positive impacts on children. To date, monitoring and evaluation of these unintended impacts have been limited.

• Designing CVA for use within child protection (CP) programmes to improve child well-being is relatively new. There is therefore little evidence of (a) how to design CVA for CP programmes and (b) what the associated CP risks and positive outcomes may be.