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Eval12 Session 939: How the Children of Seaweed Farmers Spend their Time in the Philippines: Evidence from a Mixed-method Evaluation with Parents and Children  

10-24-2012 20:36

Presentation at AEA Conference 2012 on Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations: Insight Into Evaluation Methods and Providing Evidence for Policymaking Presentation Abstract: In the developing world, children are often the first or second source of essential labor for the family. How do we, as evaluators, understand and interpret how children spend their time, especially when they are among the poorest of the poor? In the Philippines, we examine how the children of seaweed farmers and weavers spend their time. We explain how data were collected from both parents using surveys and children using participatory rapid appraisals. Focusing on children, we will address the challenges faced when data from multiple sources are contradictory, the complexities of community debriefing among the vulnerable poor, and how economic interventions can and should measure change at the child level. Findings are part of a larger evaluation of a value chain project implemented between 2008-12 for USAID’s Displaced Children and Orphans Fund under the Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening program (STRIVE).

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