Our data

All of our data comes from our online monitoring and evaluation system and is based on performance indicators collected and entered by in-country project officers quarterly.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation Process

ECLT follows the ILO’s methodology for collecting data on child labour. Using indicators is an objective way to measure progress and achievements. Data collected about an indicator tells us if an expected change is happening, i.e. it indicates or shows if change has occurred.

Child beneficiaries are counted as :

  • “withdrawn” from child labour (5-17 years old) if they have been removed from labour and have been enrolled in school or vocational training for at least 3 continuous months;
  • “protected” from child labour (12-17 years old) if they have been removed from labour and benefit from vocational training; and
  • “prevented” child labour (5-17 years old) if they have benefited from a project intervention including: educational support (such as scholastic materials), extracurricular activities (after-school programmes, summer camps), income-generating activities (parents are members of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), Income Generating Activities (IGAs), conditional loans to mothers and microloans) or psychosocial support.

For each country

  • “Child beneficiaries” refers to the aggregate of children withdrawn, prevented and protected from child labour.
  • “Adult beneficiaries” refers to the aggregate of adults reached through sensitisation activities, advocacy and trainings.

Note on data:

* Double counting may occur if a children/adult is supported by more than one activity/project over time. This is due to the area-based approach of ECLT funded projects, which might overlap communities and population groups in certain countries to ensure sustainability and community ownership of project results. As many other international organisations, ECLT uses the “Grouping method” to showcase its impact.

Please note that double counting cannot be eliminated, particularly when awareness raising activities are promoted as large groups of community members (some of them beneficiaries) are gathered and addressed. However, it can be minimised, and the ECLT Foundation continuously works towards assuring data quality for informed data-driven decision making.

Getting children out of child labour

Children taken out of child labour: this graph aggregates information on the amount of children withdrawn, prevented and protected from child labour.

Educating children

Children enrolled at school: this data presents the number of children, ages 5-17, who were withdrawn from hazardous child labour. Children benefitting from after-school programmes: this refers to children enrolled in mentoring, children’s clubs, recreational sports and activities at school which prevent them from returning home too early and work.
Teens currently in or who have graduated from vocational training: this refers to the number of children, ages 12-17, who attend vocational training, Junior Farmer Field Schools or model farms. “Vocational training” refers to vocational education services provided by a project, or services that have received support from a project, including:

  1. a. skills training in vocational college;
  2. b. pre-vocational training;
  3. c. literacy training; and
  4. d. support for children attending vocational training through the provision of books, learning and other materials.