This publication provides practical guidance to help program managers and researchers understand and uphold ethical standards when planning and implementing information-gathering activities among children and adolescents, and promotes discussion of ethical issues among people of different backgrounds and training who gather information for different purposes. The publication, which is divided into three parts, is intended to be helpful to anyone who plans, manages, implements, analyzes, or funds any program or research activity that requires gathering information from children and adolescents, including monitoring and evaluation. Part 1 presents key issues that must be considered from the earliest stages of planning and throughout the information-gathering activity. These cross-cutting themes underlie the practical guidance that follows. Part 2 introduces practical guidance for observing high ethical standards at specific stages of an information-gathering activity involving children and adolescents. Part 3 summarizes the main recommendations and suggests roles for various staff members involved in activities gathering information from children and adolescents.
Schenk, Katie D. and Jan Williamson. 2005. "Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and Adolescents in International Settings: Guidelines and Resources." Washington, DC: Population Council.