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Philippines: Evaluation of Unicef-supported child-friendly spaces in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Executive Summary

Child Frontiers was commissioned by UNICEF Philippines in late 2014 to evaluate the relevance, protective and restorative effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of child-friendly spaces (CFS) implemented as part of the emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan. This typhoon, which struck the Visayas region in November 2013, was one of most powerful tropical storms ever recorded and the deadliest recorded in modern Philippine history. The timing of this formative evaluation, well over a year after Typhoon Haiyan, offers an important opportunity to reflect on the CFS approach and analyse what could be replicated or done more effectively in future emergencies. Its overarching purpose is to help strengthen child protection programming responses during emergencies in the Philippines and internationally, and to inform the current and future policy and practice of UNICEF, partner agencies and national and local authorities. 

United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
15 May 2015
Document type: 
Evaluation and Lessons Learned
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013