In 2017, Coram International finalised a ‘Formative Evaluation of UNICEF’s strategy and approach to child protection systems in Myanmar’ for UNICEF Myanmar. For this study, the team developed and implemented a mixed methods research methodology in order to assess the merit and worth of the decision-making processes since the mid-term review, in relation to the development of a child protection system in Myanmar and particularly the use of social work case management as a key point of entry to protect human rights. The study included data collection in Rakhine State, which touched upon many of the issues relating to migration and children.
In 2016, Coram International conducted a qualitative research study for Care International in Myanmar exploring the causes and consequences of adolescents’ and young parents’ sexual and reproductive health related behaviours in villages in Northern Shan State. The research explored the causes and consequences of harmful behaviours, and identified young people’s vulnerabilities along with opportunities for intervention, to inform the development of evidence-based strategies for encouraging positive behaviour change.
In 2013, Professor Carolyn Hamilton and Coram International conducted a mapping and analysis of national legislation related to violence against children in each of the ten ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). This mapping and analysis compared national legislation to international laws, standards and best practices, including the recommendations and findings from UNICEF’s Violence Against Children Study. The project included a detailed comparison across the ten ASEAN Member States, highlighting common issues, concerns, or successes and making recommendations for legislative reform.