Tool 1.1 Child-sensitive Assessment Matrix and Accompanying Guide provides suggestions and a framework for the type of questions project teams should explore as part of their child-sensitive assessments and analyses.
Conduct an analysis of the costs of meeting children’s needs (tools: Cost BarriersTool / Cost of the Diet/HEA or KIIs/analysis of secondary data) which will enable an understanding of the level of incomes needed to meet those costs. Ensure that market and labour market analysis includes an analysis of the likely incomes that HH can earn from different livelihoods year round to compare with the costs of meeting children’s needs year round. Make sure you consider seasonality.
The assessment process is valuable even for projects that are already underway. A child-sensitive assessment can confirm if the project design is the most appropriate and effective to achieve positive outcomes for children and can also lead project teams to concrete ideas for modifying projects to maximise potential positive and minimise negative impacts on children.
Even when a programme is about to end, the “Child sensitive Assessment Accompanying Guide” can help project teams question assumptions about positive and unintended negative impacts of the programme, prompting more in-depth assessment programme impact on children.