Nearing the halfway mark in 2018 the Office of Research is experiencing a concentration of new research and debate on social protection in emergencies with a major global research workshop, publication of seven working papers representing cutting edge evidence in this expanding sector, as well as on ethical consideration in using new technologies to generate evidence for children. In addition, a new episode of Research Watch dedicated to social protection in humanitarian contexts highlights findings and research gaps through the commentary of six recognized experts. Our 2017 Results Report offers an excellent single volume to scan all major impacts and results from last year. A new report on the importance of family policy in achieving SDGs sheds light on how families contribute to social progress. Our Transfer Project team provides further evidence on the potential for cash plus programmes to improve youth well-being. Finally, our Child Welfare Mega Gap Map, produced in partnership with the Campbell Collaboration, is a new tool linked to the five key goals of UNICEF’s new Strategic Plan (2018-2021). Blogs from our researchers continue to offer important research 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.
Two new discussion papers written collaboratively with UNICEF’s Office of Innovation, highlight the advantages and risks of using these technologies to gather data about children and provide useful guidance for researchers on the questions they should be asking in order to protect children’s rights.
Seven working papers on social protection in fragile and humanitarian settings provide evidence to answer questions related not only to the effectiveness of various interventions in diverse settings, but also speak to program design, policy, implementation and evaluation.
UNICEF Innocenti’s new research project on S4D – supported by the Barça Foundation – aims to build a reliable and consistent evidence base not only to help strengthen evidence on the impact of S4D initiatives, but also to facilitate cross-national learning, and to reinvigorate sport as a development intervention.
12-13 - Digitize/Direct/Design expert workshop
16-17- National Committees meeting (small group) on the Innocenti Report Card series
19-20 - Participatory research with hard to reach and marginalized adolescents, Oxford Child Rights Group Meeting
17-21 - Public Finance for Children Learning Programme (organized by UNICEF DRP NY)
24-28 - Public Finance for Children Learning Programme (organized by UNICEF DRP NY)