Protective Cocoa Community Framework
The Protective Cocoa Community Framework (PCCF) is a community assessment tool. Developed by the International Cocoa Initiative, it covers factors related to child labour risk in cocoa-growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
The tool measures key indicators related to community development, community empowerment, education, child protection, gender and livelihoods.
It was developed to:
- Assess and profile communities
- Inform programming options
- Monitor changes over time
Using the Protective Cocoa Community Framework to better understand child labour risk
In 2017, ICI administered a child labour survey alongside the PCCF to 8,200 households across 258 communities. Using this data, models were developed for both Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Based on their characteristics, communities can be classified into one of three “child labour risk” categories: higher, medium and lower risk. The aim is to use this information to support children at risk more efficiently.