Research

CRRECENT Research and Documentation/Information Bureau

CRRECENT seeks to fill a gap in data and information gathering on children from civil society perspective to support evidence-based advocacy and other interventions for children.

CRRECENT undertakes surveys, studies and evaluation in partnership with stakeholders into issues of children/youth; children, youth and adults working children as respondents. Information so generated from the surveys and studies on children are made available to stakeholders.

Some Research and Studies (Excluding Intervention Programmes):

Title of Publication Year Comment
(1) Study into Quality of Educational Opportunities Available to Girls in Akuapem North Municipality (ongoing)

(2) Longitudinal Study on the Outcome of 5 years of Reintegration Programme of Ex-Juvenile Offenders (ongoing)

 2016 Initiated and funded by CRRECENT
(1) Research into criminal tendencies in ‘Trotro’ Drivers’ Mates(2)

Causes of absenteeism in Basic Schools in Selected Communities in Accra

2014-2015 Initiated and funded by CRRECENT
Longitudinal Study on Enhancing girls’ capabilities to challenge violence and gendered inequality  2011-2014 Commissioned by Action Aid/Institute of Education, University of London
Public Sector Reform for Children; Government Structures Process and Coordination and Decision-making – The Case of Civil Registration  2012-2013 Commissioned by Innocenti (UNICEF – New York and Italy – Local Partner under the supervision of Chief Child Protection Officer, Research Office Innocenti
Longitudinal Study on Enhancing girls’ capabilities to challenge violence and gendered inequality  2011-2013 Commissioned by Action Aid/Institute of Education, University of London;
JHS Education Project Limited Scope Study  2012 Commissioned by USAID/Ghana Government
Situational Analysis on Early Childhood Development in Ghana for Scaling up KG education – Decentralization  2011 Commissioned by DFID & Cambridge University
Transition and Persistence Programme with gender perspectives in Education  2010-2011 PLAN International & Plan Ghana United States Aid (USAID)
Baseline Studies in Violence against Girls in School in Nanumba North and South Districts (Ethnic Conflict Zone in Northern Ghana)  2010-2011 Action Aid/Institute of Education, University of London
Mapping of National Child Protection Systems in Ghana  2010 Collaboration between CRRECENT and Child Frontiers (Australia) and UNICEF
Evaluation of UNICEF-Government of Netherlands Cooperation Programme in Early Childhood Development in Ghana.  2010 Collaboration between CRRECENT and Mathematica Policy Research Inc. of the USA and UNICEF
Baseline study in Juvenile Justice Administration in Ghana  2010 Commissioned by Plan Ghana
Research into the participation rights of young girls and its relevance to Democracy in Ghana  2010 Funded by Ghana Research and Advocacy Programme (G-RAP)
Child Rights Situational Analysis in Ghana for the period (2002-2009)  2009-2010  For Plan Ghana
Research in Child Sexual Abuse in Schools  2008 Commissioned by Plan Ghana
Evaluation of National Programme on Children’s Spiritual Formation and Nurture Programmes in schools and communities in Ghana for the period 2002- 2007  2008 Commissioned by World Vision (Ghana)
Donor Mapping for child labour and related abuses in Ghana  2008 Commissioned by ILO/IPEC, Ghana
The Ghanaian Youth: Democracy and Development- Educational Reform Policies and their socio-economic implications for youth development in Ghana 2007 Collaborative work with Institute for Democratic Governance (2007)
Working for legal framework reforms for running Custodian Orphan Institutions  2007 Funded by Orphan Aid Africa
Study on Educational Reform Policies and their socio-economic implications for youth development in Ghana  2007  Commissioned by the Institute for Democratic Governance
A study on Child Domestic Work in Ghana in collaboration with Centre for Social Policy Studies (University of Ghana)  2006  Commissioned by ILO/IPEC
Development of Training Manual on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Rights  2004  Funded by UNFPA
A study: The Assessment of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Fundamental Rights of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in the Manya and Yilo Krobo Districts of Ghana  2004  Commissioned by UNICEF, Ghana

 

Non-Research Programmes
• Girl Power Programme in 42 Schools & 50 communities in the Akuapim North District (Empowering the girl child and the young woman in participation rights and skill development through the educational system).
• Re-integration of ex-inmates from Correctional Centres through education and skill development.
• School-based empowerment programme for girls participation in governance.
• Longitudinal/tracking study on violence against girls in Nanumba North and South Districts (Ethnic Conflict Zone in Ghana).
• Child Policy Advocacy Forum.