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Desk Review Template and Guidance

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CPWG, The Child Protection Working Group

CPWG members are committed to providing and supporting effective, well-coordinated child protection responses based on a robust and timely assessment of needs and capacities. CPWG members have therefore collaborated in developing the Child Protection Rapid Assessment (CPRA) Toolkit. As of May 2013, it has been used in multiple emergency-affected contexts and incorporates changes based on extensive field-testing. The CPRA guidance strongly suggests that undertaking a desk review (DR) is key to an effective rapid assessment. The evidence from the field also suggests that in places where a desk review was conducted prior to or as part of the CPRA, it facilitated the assessment process, especially the contextualization of the tools.

This tool has been developed by the Child Protection Working Group as a guide and generic template for development of a desk review. It provides an outline of what a DR would look like. It provides explanations and examples under each heading.





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