‘Never only one zebra' A Review of Measurement Frameworks in Children’s Care
Earlier this year, ECFG members UBS and GHR commissioned a review of measurement frameworks in Children’s Care with the goal of analyzing the potential for a common measurement framework that could support Children’s Care reform and system change needed to improve outcomes for vulnerable children. The findings from the report, entitled “Never Only One Zebra,” point to the importance of contextualization rather than over-generalization in measurement frameworks. The title is drawn from the analogy that, while zebras may look similar, each one’s stripes are as unique as a fingerprint. Likewise, while the general pattern of measuring care may appear possible at the global level, a common framework may not be as useful as stakeholder-driven, country-level frameworks. Rather, a common set of principles underlying measurement could be more beneficial.Learn More
Participatory Philanthropy: Six Foundations' Journeys
In September 2020, ECFG Executive Director Heather Hamilton interviewed six members of the network about their journey towards participatory philanthropy, particularly engaging children and youth. This is what they said.Learn More
ECFG Welcomes New Director, Heather B. Hamilton
ECFG announces the appointment of Heather B. Hamilton as its new Director. Heather brings a wealth of social change leadership experience to the position and joins during a critical time for supporting children affected by COVID-19. Heather will begin the position on June 15, 2020.Read Full Announcement
ECFG Report: Pulling Back the Curtain
What Do Non-Funders Think Are the Key Challenges, Needs, Gaps and Opportunities in Supporting Children and Young People Facing Adversity?Learn More
Support LGBTI Youth Resources
New resources added from Elevate Children Funders Group and Global Philanthropy Project, October 2019Learn More
Why Funding for Orphanages is Harming the Children it Aims to Help
Donors and policymakers can do more to help vulnerable children by investing in family and community support programs rather than institutional care. Therefore, ECFG has developed infographics, policy briefs and social media cards to:
- Highlight that funding for orphanages is harming the children it aims to help; and
- Encourage investment in family and community support programs.
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