Coram International was contracted by UNICEF to undertake an end-term evaluation of UNICEF’s Justice of Every Child Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project, implemented between 2013 and 2017, aimed to support the protection of children’s rights in the justice system, in particular by strengthening prevention programmes for children at-risk, and developing support services for children involved in the justice system as victims and witnesses. The evaluation considered the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the project and identified lessons learned. In addition to analysing existing government datasets and programme data, the methodology included the collection of primary data from key stakeholders and practitioners in the justice and social welfare sectors, and in depth interviews with children and families who have come into contact with the justice system. The evaluation included the development of context specific recommendations for UNICEF’s future programming on child justice reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a particular focus on how reforms can support the country’s EU accession agenda.

Our report has been rated as one of UNICEF’s 13 Best Evaluation Reports of 2017, receiving a ‘Highly Satisfactory’ rating. It is available to read here