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World Bank Blog Lists Top Social Protection Papers of 2019

(8 January 2020) A World Bank blog has included eight papers by UNICEF’s Office of Research—Innocenti and the cash transfer research collaborative, the Transfer Project, among its top social protection papers of 2019. The papers cover a wide range of topics, highlighting the variety of research being undertaken in this increasingly important area.
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Our Top Research and Convening Web Stories of the Year: A Replay of 2019

(31 December 2019) Over the last few years a huge amount of effort has gone into publication of web articles on the latest research, evidence and thought leadership news at UNICEF Innocenti. 2019 was an important year for our research, with findings on migration, sport for development, family friendly workplace policies and child internet use contributing to new ways of understanding critical issues for child and family related policy makers. It was also a banner year for the renewal of Innocenti as a global centre of thought leadership on child rights. We hope you enjoy this rewind through our web news coverage of 2019!
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Knowledge for Children in Africa Catalogues Research on Poverty and Livelihoods

(2 December 2019) Each year, UNICEF and its partners in Africa generate a wealth of evidence about the situation of children. The 2019 edition of the Knowledge for Children in Africa Publications Catalogue features 107 reports and studies on the situation of children, young people and women in Africa. These publications represent the collective knowledge produced by UNICEF Country and Regional Offices across Africa and highlight the evidence essential to informing the development, monitoring and implementation of policies and programmes for the realization of children’s rights across the continent.
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For every child, answers

(13 November 2019) In commemoration of three significant anniversaries for children in 2019 - the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; the 30th year since UNICEF's Office of Research was founded at Innocenti, and the 600th anniversary of the founding of the Ospedale Degli Innocenti, UNICEF's host institution in Florence - UNICEF Innocenti has produced a new publication: For every child, Answers: 30 Years of Research for Children at UNICEF Innocenti. The publication takes a "30 at 30" approach, providing short, easy-to-read articles covering the 30 most significant areas of UNICEF Innocenti's impact for children over the course of its thirty year history. The thirty articles are grouped according to: Rights of the Child, Education, Adolescence, Gender and Parenting, Child Health and Nutrition, Child Protection and Care, Multidimensional Child Poverty and Well-being, and Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing.Smiling child in the first pre-school in Côte d'Ivoire to be constructed with building materials made from recycled plastic. "We are immensely grateful to the Istituto Degli Innocent, and equally so to the Municipality of Florence, the Regional Administration of Tuscany and the Government of Italy, for their unstinting support over the years," said Dr. Priscilla Idele, Director a.i. at UNICEF Innocenti, in the publication's foreword. "As our work evolves over the next 30 years, emerging issues such as climate change, displacement, urbanization, mental health, and technology, are assuming increasing importance to children, presenting risks and offering opportunities to realize their rights." Each article is organized around the questions: Why does it matter? What have we done? and What is the impact? And each article is supported by an authorotative bibliography with key links to source documents in the UNICEF Innocenti catalogue, making the publication an excellent tool for research and study.According to Patrizia Faustini, who developed the concept and led research for the publication: "This publication will demonstrate the value and significance of the work that has been developed over the last 30 years at UNICEF’s Office of Research. We pioneered global efforts to gain better understanding of the practical implications of the Convention on the Rights of the Child from the time when it was an absolutely new and very few people understood much about how to implement the articles of the Convention, and put them into action. The publication also points to how the same innovative spirit in forging into new territories is the nature of all our research work."List of Thirty Article Titleschild rightsChild RightsBirth RegistrationChildren's ParticipationIndigenous and Minority ChildrenOmbuds for Children's RightsChild Rights in a Digital WorldeducationEarly Childhood Education and CareEducation for AllSport for Developmentchild health and nutritionBreastfeedingChildren and HIVClimate Change and Childrenchild protection and careIntercountry AdoptionChildren and JusticeChild-Freindly CitiesChild LabourChildren and Armed ConflictChildren on the MoveViolence Affecting Childrenmultidimensional child poverty and well-beingTransitional Economies and ChildrenChildren in High-Income CountriesMultidimensional Child PovertyCash Transfers for Child Well-beingcapacity building, evidence synthesis and knowledge sharingResearch Tools and MethodsEthical Research Involving ChildrenShowcasing UNICEF's Best ResearchConvening and Thought Leadership  
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