Acinonyx Cervidae Hircus: Child-Led Evaluation of the Building Skills for Life programme in Cambodia

This report presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education. Read the second and third report.

This resource and the following information was contributed to BetterEvaluation by Laura Hughston.

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Laura Hughston, Learning and Impact Assessment Officer at Plan UK.

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This report describes the process that enabled children to select evaluation questions, collect and analyse data in order to evaluate this multi-thematic programme’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, results, sustainability and equity. Gender, SRHR, School Governance and Accountability are among the themes addressed by the programme. The report also presents some practical data collection tools that are particularly suited to children and adults with lower levels of literacy, such as the daisy and confidence snails.

View the full evaluation here (6.5MB)

View the executive summary here (200KB)

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Advocates for evaluation
  • Evaluators
  • Those involved in evaluation capacity strengthening
  • Others: those interested in child-led evaluation and participatory evaluation

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

This experience demonstrated children’s ability to deliver nuanced assessments that are not simply either positive or negative, and therefore capable of enhancing our understanding of the programme and contribute to programme quality.

Why would you recommend it to other people?

Recommended to anyone interested in tools, processes and methodologies to enable children to evaluate (and monitor) programmes, including large and multi-thematic and complex programmes.


Hughston, L. (2015) Acinonyx Cervidae Hircus: Child-Led Evaluation of the PPA programme in Cambodia. Plan International UK. Plan International Cambodia.

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