Knowing our effectiveness is essential.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The ECLT Foundation is committed to measuring our impact in eliminating child labour in tobacco growing.
To monitor project implementation, programme managers and implementing partners maintain and share records on a continuing basis, providing data on:
- Status of implementation
- Quality of inputs to the intervention, such as training and supervision
- How well the intervention addresses equity to reach the most marginalized children
To evaluate the impact of the intervention, field supervisors, ECLT Foundation senior managers, and external evaluators observe and interview beneficiaries on:
- The impact of the intervention on the lives of children
- The impact of the intervention on community, family, and state practices
Measuring results and impact
The ECLT Foundation funds projects with specific, measurable goals, which are carried out by implementing partners in tobacco-growing communities worldwide.
All ECLT Foundation-funded projects use a monitoring and evaluation system that allows our implementing partners to:
- Collect relevant data on child labour in the targeted areas
- Track the evolution of that data
- Assess the effectiveness of the activities implemented to address child labour
A set of core indicators is used by all projects so that references across countries can be made. At the project level, this system allows implementing partners to record our progress toward eliminating child labour, compared to planned activities and expected results.
Project managers are able to produce reports and diagrams showing our projects’ successes in the elimination of child labour.
We measure core indicators for every project:
- Number of children ages 5 to 17 withdrawn from child labour or prevented from entering child labour
- Percentage of targeted children enrolled in school, bridging classes, or vocational training, and completing a full year, and the duration of the courses
- Number of children benefiting from services for school retention and completion such as infrastructure improvement for new school blocks, latrines, and safe drinking water
- Number of people reached through awareness-raising meetings, trainings, and events
- Number of children ages 12 to 17 attending vocational training, field schools, or model farms
- Number of children ages 5 to 17 whose parents are involved in microcredit activities, income-generating activities, or other activities designed to alleviate poverty
- Percentage of District Child Labour Committees, Community Child Labour Committees, and Village Child Labour Committees actively meeting and monitoring children