General Secretariat

Protecting Children and Uniting Families Across Borders for 95 years

Evaluation mission examples

 

ARMENIA ANG

Adoption as a protection measure in the Republic of Armenia: evaluation report (2015)
This report is based on an independent assessment by ISS in 2015, commissioned by UNICEF Armenia and the Ministry of Justice of Armenia. It took place within the reforms projects launched by the Armenian authorities with a view to improve the child protection system and better integrate the 1993 Hague Convention principles in the adoption practice. The report includes a number of observations about the adoption situation in the country as well as makes diverse recommendations targeting key actors not only within Armenia, but also those outside including receiving countries, agencies and international organizations.

Available in English and French.

 UNICEF MOLDOVA

 

In 2014, ISS/IRC was commissioned by UNICEF Moldova and the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF) of Moldova. The mission report was released by UNICEF in 2018, and provides an overview on the assessment undertaken whose aim was to:

• Analyse the legal and policy framework related to domestic and intercountry adoption in view of international standards and good practices;
• Document, map and assess the existing practices related to domestic and intercountry adoption, with particular attention to best interests of the child, matching procedures, training of parents, pre-adoptive placement, efficiency of administrative and legal proceedings, monitoring domestic and intercountry adoptions, and implementation of existing laws, policies and procedures;
• Provide concrete recommendations to improve the practice around domestic and intercountry adoption, in particular regarding – but not limited to – matching procedures, pre-adoption services (including training of prospective parents) and post-adoption monitoring.

Available in English


 Syrie ANG

This report is based on an independent assessment by ISS in 2011, commissioned the Ministry pf Social Affairs and Labour of Syria. It examines the system in place at that time of alternative care in Syria in the light of the standards set up in the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children. In its mission report, ISS presents the findings of its field work, pinpointing the main needs to be met by the State to comply with international obligations and proposes a series of preliminary observations.

Available in English

COTE-IVOIRE-FR

At the request of the Ivorian adoption authorities, and thanks to the support of the French International Adoption Service, in March 2010 the ISS/IRC has carried out a mission to assess the Ivorian adoption system and identify the steps that need to be undertaken in view of a ratification of the 1993 Hague Convention. In its mission report, the ISS/IRC presents the findings of its field work and proposes a serial of recommendations aimed at advising the country on the adoption of preventive measures to avoid risks and guarantee adoption procedures in line with international standards.

Document available only in French

HAITI-ANG 

Haiti: "Expediting" intercountry adoptions in the aftermath of a natural disaster ...preventing future harm (2010)
This report examines intercountry adoption practices in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. This report documents and reviews the vast range of responses and the exceptional measures implemented by some countries in expediting firstly, the transfer of cases (with an adoption judgment) as well as secondly, adoptions and other procedures (without a judgment). In the context of these exceptional measures, the principal objective of this report is to identify lessons to be learned from this situation in order to prevent future harm. It is not the intention of the report to denounce a particular country, but rather to provide an objective analysis of the fast-tracking measures implemented, against the backdrop of international norms.

Available in English and French

VIETNAM-ANG 

Adoption from Viet Nam: Finding and Recommendations of an assessment (2009)
The 82-page report is based on an independent assessment by ISS in 2009, commissioned by UNICEF Viet Nam and by the Department of Adoption of the Ministry of Justice of Viet Nam. The main aims were to firstly identify and address problems in the adoption processes, with a view to assisting Viet Nam in its preparations to accede to the 1993 Hague Convention and secondly, review the new draft law on adoption, and propose any relevant amendments. The report includes a number of observations about the adoption situation in the country as well as makes diverse recommendations targeting key actors not only within Vietnam but also those outside including receiving countries, agencies and international organizations.

Available in English and French.