World Vision (2012) Child Friendly Spaces: A Structured Review of the Current Evidence-Base

This structured review of published and “grey” literature identified ten studies on the positive outcomes of CFS, particularly with respect to psychosocial well-being. Analysis of these studies suggests that greater commitment to documentation and measurement of outcomes and impacts is required; more standardized and rigorous measurement of processes, outputs, outcomes and impacts is necessary; evaluation designs need to more robustly address assessment of outcomes without intervention; there is a need to sustain engagement of children within the context of evaluations; and long-term follow-up is critical to establishing evidence-driven interventions.

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