This evaluation of the U.S.-Jamaica Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership’s activities aims to increase understanding of how best to combat trafficking in persons, especially trafficking of children. By evaluating the performance and impact of the CPC Partnership’s work through Jamaican government agencies, community stakeholders, and implementing partner organizations to combat trafficking in Jamaica, this performance evaluation will increase understanding of the context and pathways to change, and identify strengths, progress, gaps, and constraints to change.
This endline evaluation, part of a blanket purchase agreement with the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), will assess the Jamaican government’s response to all forms of child trafficking following implementation of the CPC Partnership, taking into account the “3 P” approach to combating trafficking through prosecution, protection, and prevention and, where relevant, implications of COVID-19 on CPC activities and outcomes. It will use qualitative and quantitative methods, employing a quasi-experimental design to analyze the overall impact of CPC partnerships and identify lessons from implementation and areas for further exploration. This endline evaluation will provide information that will help the TIP Office, the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, the Government of Jamaica, implementing partners, other civil society actors, and inter-agency partners continue to combat trafficking in persons.
The evaluation will focus in particular on the Jamaican government’s response to child trafficking, various relevant stakeholders’ knowledge and behavior, and resources available to these stakeholders to support their efforts to combat trafficking. Evidence from the evaluation will provide information about the extent of improvements in child TIP outcomes after the completion of CPC activities in Jamaica and the contribution of TIP-supported activities to achieving those outcomes, and will contribute important knowledge on effective practices for combating trafficking in persons in general.