Chance for Childhood Westmead House Farnborough Hampshire GU14 7LP UK



Chance for Childhood works in five countries across sub-Saharan Africa to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people, such as street children, disabled children, children affected by conflict and kids behind bars

IATI identifier


Implementation Schedule

Organisations / agencies covered

Our data will cover all Chance for Childhood programmes.

Timeliness of Data

We will be publishing data for year 2018 in September 2019 but will publish data for year 2019 in the first quarter of 2020 once we it been approved by internal review.

Frequency of publication


Frequency of publication (extra comments)

Annually to begin with as we are new publishers, increasing in frequency as we move forward and become more accustomed to publication.

Units of Aid

Projects and programmes

Segmentation of Published Data

IATI data will be published in separate files per programme - none of our programmes cross international borders so there will be no need to separate these programmes by country/region.

Data Definitions and References


Field Exclusions

We will be providing data for all of the mandatory elements.

Record Exclusions

As defined in Chance for Childhood’s “Open Information Policy”, “Chance for Childhood will not make information public that would: • Compromise the safety and security of Chance for Childhood staff, partners or communities they serve; • Result in Chance for Childhood or our partners’ operations being banned, restricted or suspended; • Cause a negative impact on the communities we serve; • Break legal, copyright, child protection, data protection, partner confidentiality, commercial or contractual obligations; • Be considered to be of no/little public interest or if the request is made in an unreasonable manner. • Have financial or time implications disproportionate to the request.”



Other Constraints


Data Quality

As outlined in our monitoring and evaluation strategy CfC is committed to ensure quality data is rigorously collected and analysed across all of our programmes so as to ensure evidence is generated and used to inform future programming. Within CfC data is collected and used to estimate the demand and appropriateness of our services, understand key characteristics of the people we work with, find out which services are working for which people, establish whether an impact has been generated and how long the impact is likely to last. CfC’s approach to data and evidence is guided by the following principles: • Transparency – data and evidence are to contribute to CfC’s external and internal accountability, by generating solid and accessible evidence that clearly explains CfC’s scope and reach (what we do, where we work and the people we reach) and tells CfC’s impact story (our contribution to impact and outcomes) highlighting different perspectives of children and key stakeholders in decisions and actions throughout the life cycle of a project or initiative. This includes accountability to participants, donors and other stakeholders. • Learning – data and evidence is conducive to learning and potentially to multiplying impact, by generating and documenting evidence that strengthens the organisational memory and expertise, plus energises learning dialogues and the identification of successful models and/or opportunities for scale-up. • Inclusion – data collection and its analysis also needs to respect the safety and dignity of stakeholders with whom CfC works by using ethical methods and incorporating perspectives of all target groups including children affected by disabilities. • Gender responsive – data and evidence systems and practices should promote gender equality, by ensuring ethical data collection methods and evidence are selected and different perspectives for boys and girls/ men and women are taken into account and respond to any gender specific recommendation or request. • Child participation – children and young people need to be consistently involved in the data collection processes as they are the primary beneficiaries and agents of CfC’s work. Recognising that it is only though effective data analysis that we can keep track of our performance and impact, data itself plays a pivotal role in strengthening effectiveness of CfC interventions. Data analysis will only provide a realistic insight and will suggest real-time and practical measures if the data is genuine and free from any errors, discrepancies or interpretations. Therefore, it is essential to maintain the neutrality, credibility, quality and accuracy of the collected data. The efficacy and accuracy of the data collection process at CfC is guaranteed by the following measures in the data collection techniques. 1. Use of reliable data resources. Data resources play the most crucial role in effective data collection and further analysis. When collecting data, we seek to ensure the reliability and credibility of data collectors and systems responsible for data and information generation. We do this by delivering specific training in data collection methods and continuously supporting partners to gather and analyse data. 2. Set data quality goals: we set realistic goals and quality thresholds against which we assess and improve overall data quality. 3. Review the Data: Reviewing is an efficient way to check quality and appropriateness of the data. We therefore have in place ways to review and double check the data entered, for instance through spot checks carried out by senior managers or, in the case of external evaluations, through a quality assurance professional who reviews the data and assists in reducing the data errors. 4. Triangulation: in every internal or external evaluation we systematically use different data sources to triangulate and validate data through cross verification. This allows us to test the consistency of findings obtained through various instruments and assess some of the threats or multiple causes influencing our results. 5. Confidentiality: linking to our data protection policy we ensure that data collected, particularly sensitive data, does not harm the identity and privacy of our stakeholders. We therefore ensure anonymity of participants, confidentiality of results and always seek consent forms.

User Interface

Yes, there will be a link on our website.

User Interface Website