SOCEO undertook the Estimation Study to explore possible implementations of SLDP, which was conducted through extensive research. It included a review of literature, structured questionnaires and a field trip to the area with interviews and informal conversations with local organisations and general observations in the area.
In the Estimation Study, the strategy for a SLDP implementation in eastern Congo was elaborated. The report illustrated a concrete plan on how SLDP can be started with the engagement of ChildFund Deutschland and the local Congolese organisation OPDE. SLDP is being implemented since 2016 based on the recommendations formulated in the Estimation Study.