Student Well-Being

Indicator Selection

Having confirmed the importance of effective, impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation, we have to acknowledge the challenges of monitoring and evaluating child well-being. Child psychologists and experts in the clinical aspects of child development and well-being have developed various scales, tools and measures of well-being. These tools attempt to measure, for example, the extent to which children feel in control of their environment, that they belong, etc.

Such tools, and the data they may produce, can be very informative for program design and development. However, complex, clinical measures, which require specialist staff, in-depth individual interviews with children, etc., are inappropriate for most IRC-supported programs due to the time and expertise required.