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Responses to the global recession: How have children been affected?
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Responses to the global recession: How have children been affected?

It has been 10 years since the first tremors were felt in the American sub-prime mortgage market which later rocked the entire planet through a global recession. 
Seven briefs for seven adolescent research challenges
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Seven briefs for seven adolescent research challenges

On behalf of the Lancet Commission and the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, I am very pleased to announce the birth of a new series of seven briefs on how to conduct research with adolescents in low- and middle- income countries.
Investigating the drivers of violence affecting children in Viet Nam
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Investigating the drivers of violence affecting children in Viet Nam

A couple of years ago the view of the perfectly terraced rice paddy fields of Viet Nam from my airplane window seemed both beautiful and unnerving. Like most Americans of my generation the violent conflict that engulfed this region in the 60s and 70s still evoked powerful feelings.
Famines and stunting: Are adolescents the hardest hit?
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Famines and stunting: Are adolescents the hardest hit?

The UN recently raised a red flag that we are heading for one of the worst humanitarian crises since 1945. 20 million people in four countries – South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria – face the risk of famine. The world could witness horrors again. 
Is longitudinal research the best response to the ‘post-truth’ order?
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Is longitudinal research the best response to the ‘post-truth’ order?

Longitudinal studies are an irreplaceable resource for understanding trajectories, transitions and shocks over time. Undeniably, the UK leads the world in tracking the life course of its citizens through longitudinal research. 
The social realities of making evidence matter in development
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The social realities of making evidence matter in development

Knowledge and evidence for policy and practice matters in any context. But critical scrutiny of the evidence to policy process is particularly important in development contexts, where knowledge is often produced or brokered by external actors. 
What can Harry Potter teach us about multidimensional child poverty?
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What can Harry Potter teach us about multidimensional child poverty?

What does it mean for a child to be poor? At first glance the question seems trivial, but when you ponder it for a moment, the answer is not so easily formulated. 
Children bear the cost of extreme weather: New evidence from Mongolia
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Children bear the cost of extreme weather: New evidence from Mongolia

Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and more frequent in many regions of the world.
Can researchers and journalists find a common language?
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Can researchers and journalists find a common language?

Main stream media outlets are facing threats from all sides. Often criticised as sensationalist, news media preoccupation with scandal, corruption and violence is increasingly being called into question. 
From a human face to human emotion: valuing feelings in development
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From a human face to human emotion: valuing feelings in development

Thirty years ago UNICEF reminded the world that development had a human face.  Making up for the “lost decade” of the Eighties did not have to be funded through macroeconomic management, debt service or growth recovery alone. How relevant that reminder continues to be today.
Food for thought on measuring child food insecurity
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Food for thought on measuring child food insecurity

Food is a basic necessity of life. You probably know the grim statistics: one in four children are stunted, approximately half of all deaths among children under 5 are attributable to malnutrition
Bringing data on violence out of the shadows in Peru: a 25 year journey
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Bringing data on violence out of the shadows in Peru: a 25 year journey

In 1990, during my first visit to Lima, Peru, the streets were crammed with vendors, pedestrians, vehicles of every description and young men holding calculators.
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