Final Project Evaluation Report towards Systematic Change to Realize Children’s Rights in Zambia (2013 to 2017)

Save the Children (SC) Zambia implemented a Child Rights Program (2013-2017) titled; “Towards a systematic change to realize Children’s Rights in Zambia.” The programme had three thematic areas namely; Child Rights Governance (CRG), Child Protection, and HIV and Child Rights. The goal of the CRG thematic area was to ensure that “children in Zambia benefit from improved child-focused national legislation, policies and budgets that comply with the Children’s Rights Charter (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Children (ACRWC).” Child protection aimed at ensuring that fewer children in Zambia are victims of physical and psychological violence, harassment and discrimination at home, in schools and in their communities. The goal of the HIV & AIDS thematic area was to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission in Zambia’s children. In implementing the project and to ensure the achievement of results, SC worked with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), local child rights organizations and networks, the private sector, and communities (including children).

Having successfully implemented the CRG, CP and HIV&AIDS interventions for about four years, SC sought the services of external consultants to conduct a project endline evaluation. The purpose of this endline evaluation is to assess the CRG, CP and HIV&AIDS achievements against the project goal and outputs. It also aimed at documenting key lessons learned per impact areas of the CP and HIV&AIDS thematic areas respectively, to highlight the key challenges that may have affected the program in achieving results and provide recommendations for improvements for future similar programs.

Published 2018-04-03