Final Project Evaluation of the Countering Child Labour Project (2016)

Solidar Switzerland, with the assistance of implementing partners piloted an “intervention to counter child labour in one slum of Lahore”, Punjab, aimed to reduce child labour and to initiate a model of community-based transition from child labour to decent work and serve as a potential model to replicate in collaboration with the government. The following four expected outcomes of the project were envisaged: a) The rights of child labourers are recognized and better protected by community members; b) Child labourers are better protected through services offered by partners; c) A referral mechanism is established between state and non-state actors to contribute to countering child labour through education; and d) A documented pilot initiative to counter child labour in a slum in Lahore is available for capitalization. The initiative focused on engaging and empowering communities, proposing transitional structures (Non-Formal Education (NFE) centers) that would facilitate linkages and interactions for a collective behavioral improvement among state and non-state actors. The project also intended to set up a referral mechanism to counter child labour. The intervention was based on two main axes: workers’ rights and child protection.

FAME conducted the study to: a) Evaluate the entire project in terms of effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, with a strong focus on assessing the results at the outcome and project goals levels; b) Generate key lessons and identify promising practices for learning; and c) Identify areas for continued advocacy and intervention, for countering child labour. The main objective of the end-of-project evaluation was to asses to the extent project achieved its overall goal and expected outcomes as stated in the logical framework.

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