"The Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme is a professional development initiative led by Save the Children, and funded by the IKEA Foundation. It is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of mid-career child protection in emergencies practitioners and aims to increase regional and national deployment capacity. The objective of this capacity gap analysis is to gather information on regional technical capacity and skills to tailor the design and planning of the programme. Moreover, the capacity gap analysis is designed to elicit learning and conclusions for the broader sector. In recent years, the Middle East and Eastern Europe have experienced large-scale protracted humanitarian crises that have exacerbated existing child protection concerns in the region and given rise to new challenges. The findings reveal a number of areas where capacity gaps persist. Some gaps are significant and need to be addressed to develop and strengthen a regional workforce of competent and skilled practitioners. (...) In order to improve capacity within the sector, two overarching factors must be addressed. Firstly, the analysis revealed that capacity building is not being prioritized, with systemic implications. Secondly, operational approaches to programming and implementation are hindering growth, development and learning. Both contribute to the gaps in knowledge and skills – technical, analytical and soft – identified in this report". The annexes cover how the study was put together by stating its methodology; key informant questionnaire; capacity gaps analysis survey; key informant list for Middle East and East Europe; and survey data on capacity, relevance and barriers.