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Children on the move in East Africa: Research insights to mitigate COVID-19

By Mark Gill, Lucy Hovil
01 Apr 2020
Migration is a core coping strategy for many children and young people across the globe, whether on their own or with their families. But it can also make children and young people vulnerable to further harm and deprivation in the absence of adequate and reliable services and soc ...

Educating the Hardest to Reach: Lessons from non-formal education in Nepal

By Robert Jenkins, Priscilla Idele
03 Mar 2020
A total of 835,401 children and adolescents were out of school in Nepal in 2017, equivalent to 11.3 per cent of the primary and secondary school aged population (UNESCO – UIS, 2020). This rate varies across the country and population, as barriers related to poverty, so ...

Awkward truths and the changing face of social protection

By Ruth Graham-Goulder
02 Mar 2020
Social protection is a fundamental right and key tool in addressing shocks, vulnerability and poverty. It can make the difference that keeps a child from going to bed hungry and missing school. It can allow people to access essential healthcare and to adapt more easily to climate ...
Reducing poverty while achieving gender equality: the potential of social protection

Reducing poverty while achieving gender equality: the potential of social protection

By Ramya Subrahmanian, Dominic Richardson
28 Jan 2020
The UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti has launched a new four-year research programme called Gender-Responsive and Age-Sensitive Social Protection (GRASSP), funded by the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID), and other partners. The r ...
Are Cash Transfers in Latin America Gender-Sensitive?

Are Cash Transfers in Latin America Gender-Sensitive?

By Costanza Ginestra
14 Jan 2020
Even in countries where gender equality is a main driver in policy design, the division of childcare among parents is unequal. We need to ask some important questions: Are we doing enough to promote gender equality? How can social policies be better designed to close the gen ...
Can social protection be a driver of gender equality?

Can social protection be a driver of gender equality?

By Alessandra Ipince
14 Jan 2020
Social protection programmes have proven to be effective in fighting poverty in various dimensions, but the question remains as to how these same instruments can address other drivers of vulnerability, like gender inequality. Girls and women living in poverty face additional barr ...
The Time Is Now! Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Requires Quality Evidence.

The Time Is Now! Preventing Violence Against Women and Children Requires Quality Evidence.

By Amber Peterman, Alessandra Guedes, Lusajo Kajula
13 Jan 2020
Reflections from the world’s premier conference on ending violence against women and violence against children from the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2019
Research on humanitarian social protection is not only possible, but desperately needed

Research on humanitarian social protection is not only possible, but desperately needed

By Jose Cuesta, Jacobus de Hoop, Amber Peterman, Angie Lee, Tilman Brück, Ugo Gentilini
09 Dec 2019
Rigorous research in humanitarian emergencies is not only feasible but also necessary to determine what constitutes effective assistance in these settings. This column introduces a Special Issue of the Journal of Development Studies which demonstrates that research esta ...

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