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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. ...
Why Child Labour Cannot be Forgotten During COVID-19

Why Child Labour Cannot be Forgotten During COVID-19

By Jacobus de Hoop, Eric Edmonds
18 May 2020
In discussions of the pandemic to date, child labour (i.e. forms of work that are harmful to children) has played only a marginal role. Yet, as we describe in this blog, child labour will be an important coping mechanism for poor households experiencing COVID-related shocks.
Can broadcast media foster equitable learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

Can broadcast media foster equitable learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Sheena Bell, Manuel Cardoso, Juan-Pablo Giraldo, Nisrine El Makkouk, Bassem Nasir, Suguru Mizunoya, Thomas Dreesen
08 May 2020
This post is the second in a series of articles focused on helping children continue to learn at home during the COVID-19 global pandemic, emphasizing the need for multiple remote learning platforms to meet the needs of all students.

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