Family Care First DE Pilot Final Report

Speeches Shim

The Developmental Evaluation Pilot Activity (DEPA-MERL) was engaged with Family Care First (FCF) in Cambodia from November 2016 to March 2018, conducting a developmental evaluation in service of FCF in Cambodia’s goal of increasing the number of children living in safe, nurturing family-based care.

The primary purpose of this final report is to provide utilization-focused, end-of-program reflections to the diverse stakeholders engaged with FCF in Cambodia and with the developmental evaluation. These stakeholders include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab, including the Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment; the USAID Cambodia Mission; the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, especially the Center on Children in Adversity; as well as local civil society, international non-governmental organizations, and donors that are continuing to work in Cambodia with the FCF initiative and in the child protection and social work sectors.


This report includes a Pilot Summary, which provides an overview of FCF in Cambodia and DEPA-MERL’s purpose and engagement. This summary is followed by more detail on the Outcomes and Adaptations within the initiative and includes narrative and visual depictions of the intended, unrealized, implemented, emergent, and realized outcomes, as well as key adaptations the FCF in Cambodia initiative made throughout the period of support from the developmental evaluation.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:45am