Supporting Child Rights Synthesis of Lessons Learned in Four Countries
Arne Tostensen , Hugo Stokke , Sven Trygged , Kate Halvorsen
This evaluation was commissioned jointly by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with the main purpose of evaluating results of the resources invested by Norway and Sweden in development co-operation in support of child rights. The report found considerable achievements albeit measured in terms of outputs rather than outcomes. However, it also finds that child participation in development efforts has been more tokenistic than substantial. It also highlights both challenges and opportunities with a mainstreaming approach to child rights.