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Protecting children from harm during COVID-19 needs evidence

Protecting children from harm during COVID-19 needs evidence

By Shivit Bakrania, Sandy Oliver
24 Jul 2020
Although much of the world is focused on the “silver lining” that COVID-19 does not appear to severely impact children’s health, UNICEF is raising the alarm about the potential damage of the hidden impacts on children’s health as well as the indi ...
COVID-19 may pose greater risk to children than originally thought

COVID-19 may pose greater risk to children than originally thought

By Priscilla Idele, David Anthony, Kaku Attah Damoah, Danzhen You
21 Jul 2020
It is commonly accepted, at least for now, that children and adolescents (0-19 years) have been largely spared the direct epidemiological effects of the COVID-19 crisis on their own health and survival. This narrative is based predominantly on early data from the first affected c ...
From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19

From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19

By Jennifer Waidler, Maja Gavrilovic
02 Jul 2020
Spain has been hard hit by Covid-19, both in terms of high death toll and worsening economic conditions. Government lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus left millions of households without earnings or temporary unemployed. A recent report anticipates a 13% decli ...
Ending child labour in South Asia through access to quality education

Ending child labour in South Asia through access to quality education

By Ramya Subrahmanian, Valeria Groppo
15 Jun 2020
UNICEF Innocenti is undertaking a DFID-funded research project on Evidence on Educational Strategies to Address Child Labour in South Asia. An inception workshop with national experts from India and Bangladesh started to unpack the nature of children’s work and interlinkage ...
How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?

How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?

By Artur Borkowski, Chiara Pasquini, Andaleeb Alam, Karen Avanesyan, Thomas Dreesen, Bassem Nasir
05 Jun 2020
This blog explores how Sport for Development (S4D) organisations have responded and adapted their programming to support children during the COVID-19 crisis. S4D organisations use sport as a tool to catalyse positive change in the lives of children, youth and the communities they ...
How prepared are global education systems for future crises?

How prepared are global education systems for future crises?

By Asif Saeed Memon, Annika Rigole, Taleen Vartan Nakashian, Wongani Grace Taulo, Cirenia Chavez, Suguru Mizunoya
20 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an education emergency of unprecedented global scale. At its peak, over 190 countries closed schools in response to the health emergency, leaving 9 out of 10 enrolled learners around the world out of school. Although previous health emer ...
Can we count on parents to help their children learn at home?

Can we count on parents to help their children learn at home?

By Akito Kamei, Mathieu Brossard, Manuel Cardoso, Sakshi Mishra, Suguru Mizunoya, Nicolas Reuge
18 May 2020
This blog shows the disparities across and within countries in children’s reading skills and looks at the associations between parental engagement and learning, using the data from the MICS 6 new modules on foundational learning skills and on parental engagement.
Lessons from COVID-19: Getting remote learning right 

Lessons from COVID-19: Getting remote learning right 

By Thomas Dreesen, Mathieu Brossard, Spogmai Akseer, Akito Kamei, Javier Santiago Ortiz Correa, Pragya Dewan, Juan-Pablo Giraldo, Suguru Mizunoya
18 May 2020
The massive scale of school closures has laid bare the uneven distribution of technology to facilitate remote learning and the lack of preparedness of systems to support teachers, and caregivers in the successful and safe use of technology for learning. ...

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