DFID scoping study: What works in protection and how do we know?

The 2013 DFID study, “What Works in Protection?” noted:

  • A lack of a common protection framework restricts comparability
  • Few research studies have focused on looking at the impact of protection programming.  Most evaluations focus on capacity gaps, coordination issues and other practical matters.
  • Protection interventions and how success is defined varies considerably.  Any attempt to determine relative success or failure of humanitarian protection needs to distinguish between the different types of interventions and the scale of ambition associated with each.