Evidence-Based Programming

We take seriously the plight of vulnerable children globally, and even more seriously the well-being of the children we target programmatically. We do not want to give the appearance of excellent work without being certain of what impact we are making. Developing an evidence base for our work not only requires that we maintain integrity in making claims of success, and allows us to translate our findings into other contexts for ourselves and others seeking to positively impact the world’s most vulnerable children. Therefore, we commit to the following:

Maintaining Organizational Awareness of Best Practices

There are many projects targeting vulnerable children and youth around the world. While the evidence base for programmatic work with street-involved children and youth is extremely limited, scientific evidence exists for interventions similar in some way to our own efforts. We will stay current on best practices, implementing them as we are able to achieve the most robust and successful intervention possible.

Evaluating Organizational Programs

Through qualitative and quantitative methods, we will remain aware of the outcomes and impacts we make. Through rigorous evaluation, we will ensure our efforts are as successful as possible, and where they fail we will find opportunities to learn to improve our work. We will make evaluations available for donors, and publish findings in a timely, relevant and honest manner. At times, we may make our data available for other programs and researchers.