Survey Research on Child Labor in West African Cocoa Growing Areas

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Project Duration:
September 2012
-
February 2017
Funding and Year:
FY
2012
: USD
1,500,000
FY
2014
: USD
424,560

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The Problem

Research on the prevalence of child labor in cocoa-growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

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Our Strategy

Project Objectives:

  • Improve information to assess progress towards reducing the worst forms of child labor by 70 percent in the aggregate in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
  • Assist in increasing the capacity of the national statistical offices of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to collect nationally-representative data on the worst forms of child labor in agricultural production in cocoa growing areas.

Summary of Activities:

  • Development of population estimates for the prevalence of children working in the worst forms of child labor in agriculture, including the cocoa sector, in the cocoa growing areas of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana based on data from Tulane University’s survey in 2008/09.
  • Conduct research activities to assess the prevalence of the worst forms of child labor in agriculture, including the cocoa sector, in cocoa growing areas of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana during the 2013/2014 harvest season.
  • Measurement of percent changes in the prevalence of the worst forms of child labor in agriculture, including the cocoa sector, in these cocoa growing areas of the two countries between the 2008/2009 and the 2013/2014 harvest seasons and publish reports detailing Tulane’s research methodology and findings.
  • Preparation and publication of data dictionaries and public-use data files.
  • Development and submission of a step-by-step survey implementation and data analysis manual to allow for the replication of research design and reporting on findings.
Grantee: Tulane University
Implementing Partners: Payson Center for International Development
Contact Information:
(202) 693-4843
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Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT)