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Five questions with Dr. Fidelia Dake on researching on impacts of cash transfers in Africa

Five questions with Dr. Fidelia Dake on researching on impacts of cash transfers in Africa

By Amber Peterman
30 Nov 2018
Fidelia Dake is a Lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies at the University of Ghana, and recently completed a research fellowship in UNICEF Innocenti with the Transfer Project. UNICEF Innocenti’s Amber Peterman sits down with Fidelia to chat about her fel ...
Reflecting on research at UNICEF Innocenti: 3 numbers that show the value of research on social protection

Reflecting on research at UNICEF Innocenti: 3 numbers that show the value of research on social protection

By Jose Cuesta
23 Nov 2018
When I am asked why I do research, what difference it makes, and especially in an institution, like Unicef, that does rather than thinks, my answer is 1.68. This number has contributed to change the lives of many children and youngsters in Venezuela ...
School bullying harms everyone, not just the victims

School bullying harms everyone, not just the victims

By Yekaterina Chzhen
12 Nov 2018
It is no surprise that children who are bullied do worse in academic tests. However, after  re-analyzing children’s reading test data for 30 school systems in some of the world’s richest countries, we found that an environment of bullying drags everyone’s a ...
Three windows of opportunity - Using science to inform programming for adolescents and young people

Three windows of opportunity - Using science to inform programming for adolescents and young people

By Prerna Banati, Elena Camilletti
03 Oct 2018
Recent scientific discoveries and studies demonstrate that adolescence is a critical or sensitive period, a time in life during which adverse events and exposures can have great impact. Scientific advances can provide actionable insights into windows of opportunity during which p ...
What we know and what we don't know about youth gangs in Latin America

What we know and what we don't know about youth gangs in Latin America

By Cirenia Chavez
27 Sep 2018
Gang violence in Latin America has become one of the central security concerns in some countries of the region, including the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America and more recently, Mexico. Gang members tend to join these identity-shaping groups during early adol ...
Mind the gender gap: How can a gender-norm lens improve social protection outcomes for adolescents?

Mind the gender gap: How can a gender-norm lens improve social protection outcomes for adolescents?

By Tia Palermo , Maja Gavrilovic
20 Sep 2018
Since adolescence is a highly vulnerable period of rapid physiological, biological, and psychological change, researchers and development partners are increasingly asking how social protection can facilitate safer transitions to adulthood, and what additional factors shape these ...
Niger: the nowhere land where children on the move are someone else’s problem as Europe and North Africa tighten their borders

Niger: the nowhere land where children on the move are someone else’s problem as Europe and North Africa tighten their borders

By Sarah Crowe
24 Jul 2018
Nothing could be further than from the gates of paradise than this scorching, unearthly wasteland stretching out as far as the eye can see and beyond. Since November last year, more than 8,000 West Africans, including 2,000 children, have been returned to Niger from Algeria ...
5 Questions with Kerry Albright, Chief of Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management at Innocenti

5 Questions with Kerry Albright, Chief of Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management at Innocenti

By Kerry Albright
05 Jul 2018
Kerry Albright asnwers 5 questions about her work at UNICEF, her experience at the Evidence for Children roundtable event in New York, and her thoughts on the future of research at UNICEF.

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