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Walking a tight rope: evaluating the child and youth impact report in Flanders

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In Flanders, a child and youth impact report (JoKER) must accompany all legislative proposals based on an initiative of the Flemish government, that have a direct impact on the interests of persons under the age of 25. This article presents the results of the first in-depth evaluation carried out of this impact assessment instrument. Based on multiple data collection techniques (including an electronic survey and focus groups), JoKER was critically evaluated as to its scope, quality, process, support and control, effectiveness and impact. The evaluation required maintaining a balance between various perspectives and tensions. A major challenge concerns the tension between mainstreaming JoKER in the more general regulatory impact assessment (ria), on the one hand, and preserving the specificity of a youth and childrens rights perspective, on the other.
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Children's Rights, Flanders, Belgium, Joker

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Desmet, Ellen, Hanne Op de beeck, and Wouter Vandenhole. 2015. “Walking a Tight Rope: Evaluating the Child and Youth Impact Report in Flanders.” THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS 23 (1): 78–108.
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Desmet, Ellen, Op de beeck, H., & Vandenhole, W. (2015). Walking a tight rope: evaluating the child and youth impact report in Flanders. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS, 23(1), 78–108.
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Desmet E, Op de beeck H, Vandenhole W. Walking a tight rope: evaluating the child and youth impact report in Flanders. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. 2015;23(1):78–108.
MLA
Desmet, Ellen, Hanne Op de beeck, and Wouter Vandenhole. “Walking a Tight Rope: Evaluating the Child and Youth Impact Report in Flanders.” THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS 23.1 (2015): 78–108. Print.
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  abstract     = {In Flanders, a child and youth impact report (JoKER) must accompany all legislative proposals based on an initiative of the Flemish government, that have a direct impact on the interests of persons under the age of 25. This article presents the results of the first in-depth evaluation carried out of this impact assessment instrument. Based on multiple data collection techniques (including an electronic survey and focus groups), JoKER was critically evaluated as to its scope, quality, process, support and control, effectiveness and impact. The evaluation required maintaining a balance between various perspectives and tensions. A major challenge concerns the tension between mainstreaming JoKER in the more general regulatory impact assessment (ria), on the one hand, and preserving the specificity of a youth and childrens rights perspective, on the other.},
  author       = {Desmet, Ellen and Op de beeck, Hanne and Vandenhole, Wouter},
  issn         = {0927-5568},
  journal      = {THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHILDREN'S RIGHTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {78--108},
  title        = {Walking a tight rope: evaluating the child and youth impact report in Flanders},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2015},
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