Our latest report “Protected on paper” reviews to what extent the rights of asylum-seeking children in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are being protected. Advances in adolescent brain neuroscience is the subject of a compendium presenting emerging findings from eight experts. Our social protection team has published papers on impacts of cash transfer programmes on intimate partner violence and on policy implications in Malawi. From our child protection team a paper on lessons learned delivering parenting programmes in South Africa was published and from our adolescent well-being project a review of laws and policies for adolescents in South Asia became available. Catch up on a number of thoughtful blogs from our researchers offering important evidence insights. We hope you enjoy this quarterly round-up of the latest research and related events at UNICEF Innocenti. Please share our newsletter and let us know what we can do better.
In this new compendium, eight experts in adolescent neuroscience present emerging findings from their research. Advances in neuroscience reveal that the adolescent brain is still a work in progress, offering a crucial second window of opportunity to influence the development of children in their second decade of life.
There is increasing evidence that cash transfer programmes decrease intimate partner violence; however, little is known about how cash transfers achieve this impact. This paper presents results from a mixed method review of studies in low- and middle-income countries. Out of fourteen quantitative and nine qualitative studies meeting the inclusion criteria, eleven and six respectively demonstrated evidence that cash decreased intimate partner violence.
This brief provides a comprehensive summary of the main impacts and related policy implications generated by Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme between 2013 and 2015, including positive impacts on poverty, income multipliers, food security, productivity, education and health
This paper takes stock of legal and policy frameworks for adolescents in the eight countries of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The eight countries display a rich diversity of cultural, historical, political, social and economic institutions, which is reflected in their national legal and policy frameworks for adolescents.