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Affordable, quality childcare inaccessible in many of world’s wealthiest countries
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Affordable, quality childcare inaccessible in many of world’s wealthiest countries

NEW YORK and FLORENCE, 15 June 2021 – Affordable, quality childcare is inaccessible in some of the world’s wealthiest countries, according to a new report published today by UNICEF. Luxembourg, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Germany rank the highest on childcare provisions among high-income countries. The United States, Slovakia, Australia, Cyprus, and Switzerland rank the lowest.
Affordable, quality childcare inaccessible in many of world’s wealthiest countries
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Affordable, quality childcare inaccessible in many of world’s wealthiest countries

NEW YORK and FLORENCE, 15 June 2021 – Affordable, quality childcare is inaccessible in some of the world’s wealthiest countries, according to a new report published today by UNICEF. Luxembourg, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Germany rank the highest on childcare provisions among high-income countries. The United States, Slovakia, Australia, Cyprus, and Switzerland rank the lowest.
UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2021
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UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 2021

To take stock of the dynamic forces shaping childhood and promote deep reflection on the experiences of children in different contexts, we are proud to announce the second UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) will be held 21 – 24 October 2021. UIFF will be presented in Florence, Italy through a mixture of live socially distanced screening programmes at Cinema La Compagnia and virtual screenings streamed on demand on MyMovies.it.
UNICEF Innocenti 2020 Annual Report
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UNICEF Innocenti 2020 Annual Report

(31 May 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic dominated the landscape for UNICEF Innocenti’s work in 2020, bringing both opportunities and disruptions. The pandemic has underscored the power of utilizing research and evidence in addressing crisis and uncertainty, and in finding solutions to tough global challenges. Opportunities emerged in the shape of a Rapid Research Response to assess the pandemic’s impact on children, utilizing evidence syntheses, rapid assessment tools and agile communication modalities. In turn, thousands of users were empowered to gain access to UNICEF Innocenti’s research, knowledge management, ethical advice and convening power.
Children’s voices critical for effective migration response
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Children’s voices critical for effective migration response

(13 April 2021) A new study highlights the importance of reframing the experience of children and young people based on their own motivations and lived experiences in order to adequately protect their rights. UNICEF Innocenti’s new report Reimagining Migration Responses: Learning from children and young people who move in the Horn of Africa captures the experiences of 1,290 migrant children and young people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan in an effort to paint a more accurate picture of migration in the region.
COVID and Children Research Library an invaluable resource
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COVID and Children Research Library an invaluable resource

(FLORENCE, 9 NOV 2020) The UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti has produced the Children and COVID-19 Research Library to highlight the available global scientific research and evidence on children and the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 & Children: Rapid Research Response
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COVID-19 & Children: Rapid Research Response

UNICEF Innocenti is mobilizing a rapid research response in line with UNICEF’s global response to the COVID-19 crisis. The initiatives we’ve begun will provide the broad range of evidence needed to inform our work to scale up rapid assessment, develop urgent mitigating strategies in programming and advocacy, and preparation of interventions to respond to the medium and longer-term consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. The research projects cover a rapid review of evidence, education analysis, and social and economic policies.
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Learning at a Distance: Children’s remote learning experiences in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Learning at a Distance: Children’s remote learning experiences in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic

This report explores children’s and parents’ experiences of remote learning during the lockdown in Italy. It explores how children's access and use of digital technologies changed during the pandemic; highlights how existing inequalities might undermine remote learning opportunities, even among those with internet access; and provides insights on how to support children’s remote learning in the future.
Discover the Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020
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Discover the Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020

(15 December 2020) Evidence and objective assessment are needed more than ever to help enhance the rights and well-being of the world’s children. Researching the changing world around us and evaluating progress are critical to reimagining a better future for children everywhere. In recognition of this, the Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020 celebrates and showcases innovative and influential research and evaluations from UNICEF offices around the world.
Beyond Masks Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents
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Beyond Masks Societal impacts of COVID-19 and accelerated solutions for children and adolescents

All children are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, often in multiple ways. The COVID-19 pandemic is a universal crisis that has been devastating for children, families and communities, and shows no signs of abating as 2021 approaches. Ex­amining the available evidence to understand the poten­tial and actual societal effects on children and identifying viable evidence-based solutions are critical pathways to inform timely policy and programmatic responses.
Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19. Social protection in high-income countries
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Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19. Social protection in high-income countries

(9 December 2020) COVID-19 constitutes the greatest crisis that high-income countries have seen in many generations. While many high-income countries experienced the global financial crisis of 2007–2008, or have had national recessions, the COVID-19 pandemic is much more than that. COVID-19 is a social and economic crisis, sparked by a protracted health crisis.