Children in Crisis: Good Practices in Evaluating Psychosocial Programming

This guide from Save the Children aims to support staff in psychosocial program design and evaluation for projects involving children.


  • Complex Emergencies and Psychosocial Development
  • What Is Psychosocial Programming?
  • Evaluating Psychosocial Projects: Overarching Principles and Project Logic Models
  • Fundamental Goals of Psychosocial Programming and Defining Objectives and Indicators
  • Identifying Data Sources and Methods of Data Collection
  • Project Impact Evaluation
  • Designing a Psychosocial Project and Building an Evaluation Strategy

Specific Options Mentioned

  • Interviews p 61
  • Focus Groups p 61
  • Key Informant Interviews p 61
  • Participant Observation p 63
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal p 63
  • Impact Evaluation p 67
  • Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) p 70


Duncan, J., & Arntson, L. Save the Children Federation, Inc, (2004). Children in crisis: Good practices in evaluating psychosocial programming. Retrieved from website:

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