Tracer study methodology

The tracer study methodology was first developed in IPEC in 2003-2004 as part of the project “Measuring Longer Term Impact on Children and Families through Tracer/Tracking Methodology.” It was piloted in six locations. The lessons learned in the implementation of the six original tracer studies, helped to adjust the tracer study methodology. The improved methodology was then used to carry out six further tracer studies which were implemented during a period of two years (2010-2011). This was part of the global project, “Impact Assessment Framework: Follow up to Tracer and Tracking” (IAF). 

    The Tracer study manual is comprised of 3 books:

  1. Tracer study: Paraguay

    (In Spanish)

    Commercial sexual exploitation of children and child domestic labour

  1. Tracer study: El Salvador

    (In Spanish)

    Agriculture and fishing

  1. Tracer study: Kenya


  1. Forthcoming

    Tracer study: DRC and Burundi

    (In French)

    Children formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups

  1. Forthcoming

    Tracer study: Morocco

    (In French)

    Agriculture and street work

  1. Tracer study: Philippines

    Agriculture (sugarcane) and mining