The purpose of this self-guided online short course is to offer guidance on conducting household-based survey research on child labor in the West African cocoa sector using a methodology that was developed and implemented by Tulane University in collaboration with the US Department of Labor (USDOL) and the Governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to estimate the prevalence of child labor and worst forms of child labor (WFCL) in the West African cocoa sector. This methodology, which is detailed in the course modules, was used to calculate both baseline estimates (in 2008/09) and follow-up estimates (in 2013/14). While this course provides an overview of various types of survey research and research methodologies, it focuses on the implementation of two rounds of survey data collection targeted at monitoring progress towards the implementation of the Harkin-Engel Protocol and the elimination of child labor in the West African cocoa sector. This course is also targeted at building capacity to carry out other types of data collection on working children, including child labor monitoring data.
Course Enrollment and Particulars
Registration for this course is open and ongoing. You may register whenever you like, and complete the course modules at your own pace. Upon successful completion of all modules you will be emailed a certifcate of course completion. Click on the link to self-enroll.