Friday, April 2, 2010

PEOPLE'S APPRAISAL ON UNCRC IMPLEMENTATION

CACL-Karnataka has undertaken a study on UNCRC implementation in all the 14 districts of North Karnataka with the support of UNICEF. With the North Karnataka districts being the most backward in the state, the aim of the study is to understand and analyse the situation of children and the reach of implementation of various government schemes, and their effectiveness in these districts.

Process:
1. Developing questionnaires and methodology for collection of data.

2. Partner NGOs to collect the data using the questionnaires.

3. Compilation, analysis and report of the data.

4. Consultation on the findings.

CRT is responsible, along with CDF, for developing and finalizing an individual questionnaire, village level questionnaire and guidelines for 3 focus group discussions with women’s group, children, and village leaders to get opinions on the situation of children in their village from varied perspectives.

CRT has pre-tested the above methodology in ChikkaSonne village, 40 kms from Bangalore. The questionnaires were finalized incorporating observations/difficulties encountered during this pre-test.

During the first week of March, CRT members traveled to Belgaum and explained the questionnaires and methodology to all partner NGOs to collect data effectively.

Once data has been collected and analysed, CRT in partnership with CDF will be putting together the report on the study.

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