Aimed at obtaining a common understanding of the current system, its strengths and weaknesses, the programme sought to develop an agreement on the division of labour among ministries, and agencies and their roles in redefining and strengthening the system. The primary objective of this assignment was to undertake a thorough mapping and assessment of country-level comprehensive child protection systems, laws, policies, services and procedures and capacities in place and to identify obstacles and opportunities in enforcing these laws and policies, especially in reaching vulnerable and excluded groups in Bangladesh.
We assisted UNICEF in providing an update on the key components of the child protection systems in Bangladesh.
- Identified and analysed major strengths, weaknesses, gaps and opportunities in the current system
- Developed an analysis of information on the quality of services, coordination, measures and monitoring systems.
- Assessed the government agency’s perception, capacity and ownership to enforce the children’s act which if properly resourced would contribute to strengthening of the child protection systems
- Provided recommendations for further UNICEF programmatic support for system strengthening.