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Evaluating Outcomes: Retrak’s use of the Child Status Index to measure wellbeing of street-connected children

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This report offers an evaluation of the impact of Retrak’s programmes in Ethiopia and Uganda (2011 and 2012) and the progress of the children involved in the programmes, using the Child Status Index (CSI) as a measurement of child wellbeing and a tool for tracking children’s progress as they transition from the street to family homes. The CSI is comprised of a system of indicators that assess the multidimensional wellbeing of the individual child across six core domains : food and nutrition, shelter and care, protection, health, psychosocial, and education and skills. The report outlines the methodology used and main findings of the CSI assessments in both Ethiopia and Uganda, and concludes with recommendations for reintegration programming.

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