Another RSS Statisticians for Society volunteer has completed a project to help The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) find the best methodology to estimate the numbers of street children around the world.
CSC is a global network of organisations that carries out research and advocacy with and on behalf of street-connected children worldwide, in order to better meet their needs. However, current estimates of numbers of street-connected children are sometimes lacking in evidence or based on very different methodologies.
The charity wanted an experienced researcher to assess and review the counting methodologies used to estimate the numbers of street-connected children with a view to developing a single approach to take forward and recommend to other organisations using this data.
RSS Statisticians for Society volunteer Sarah Barry carried out a literature review of all papers in the area to locate as many studies of counting street-connected children as possible and summarise their approaches and the advantages and disadvantages of each relative to one another. She also produced recommendations for design of future studies.
The CSC project is one of a growing number of cases studies where RSS volunteers have helped charities utilise or improve their data. Read more about how Society volunteers have helped to enhancing the data capabilities of Embrace Wigan and Leigh, Quantified feedback for Tynedale Hospice and assessed the value of environmental projects in schools, read more on our Statisticians for Society case studies page.