RESEARCH ARTICLE: Bottom-up approaches to strengthening child protection systems: Placing children, families, and communities at the center

An important finding of the article is that the child protection field needs less reliance on expert-driven approaches and much wider use of slower, community-driven, bottom-up approaches to child protection. This reflects several key elements and critical components of results-based protection including: Starting with the affected population to understand the …

LEAFLET: How to support community-based protection

This leaflet sums up main lessons from a series of studies on community-based protection, by the Local to Global Protection Initiative (L2GP). The aim of the leaflet is to offer humanitarian practitioners a set of recommendations on how they can strengthen protection of people and communities-at-risk by placing locally rooted …

REPORT: The People’s Perspectives: Civilian Involvement in Armed Conflict

This report from the Center for Civilians in Conflict explores the perspectives and experiences of civilians in conflict-affected countries. The report consists of an analytical overview and four case studies in Bosnia, Libya, Gaza, and Somalia. The findings of the report underscore the importance of considering the perspectives of the …

Slow Death: Life and Death in Syrian Communities under Siege

REPORT: Slow Death: Life and Death in Syrian Communities under Siege The report by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) documents life and death in besieged areas of Syria and examines the international response. The report utilizes qualitative information from SAM’s networks on the ground, an essential component to bring …

Local Ownership in Evaluation: Moving from Participant Inclusion to Ownership in Evaluation Decision Making

BRIEFING PAPER: Local Ownership in Evaluation: Moving from Participant Inclusion to Ownership in Evaluation Decision Making This briefing paper developed by InterAction provides practitioners – particularly international NGOs and donors – with a rationale and framework for promoting local ownership of evaluation. As underscored in learning coming from the Results-Based …