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e-newsletter #2/2016 - Director's note


The past quarter has seen Innocenti launch some important work: a volume on how cash transfer impact evaluations have effected policy change in sub-Saharan Africa; survey tools and initial findings on how children use the internet focused on both the opportunities and risks; and a number of papers on children’s experience of violence which can shed light on strategies for addressing it. We have welcomed a large number of UNICEF colleagues to Florence for a workshop in public finance, as well as hosting experts revisiting the Innocenti Declaration on Breastfeeding and the Council of Europe’s committee working on the sexual exploitation of children. And the call for the Annual Best of UNICEF Research has just been announced. I encourage you to sign up on our website for more regular updates and alerts of events and publications. All of us at Innocenti wish you a happy, restful and festive holiday season


e-newsletter #2/2016 - Violence is what happens
Violence is what happens when we fail
Analysis of qualitative data from the Young Lives longitudinal study sheds light on how children perceive, understand and challenge violence in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam.
e-newsletter #2/2016 - Depression hits half of Tanzanian
Depression hits half of Tanzanian 14-17 year olds

Evidence from baseline data collected for evaluation of Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net brings the everyday challenges faced by poor adolescents and youth into sharp focus.

e-Newsletter #2/16 - Internet seen as learning
Internet seen as learning tool for most children

Global Kids Online research toolkit has generated new evidence on child internet use based on pilot studies in Argentina, the Philippines, Serbia and South Africa.

e-newsletter #2/2016 - Two thirds of children in Armenia
Two thirds of children in Armenia suffer multiple deprivations

Armenia’s latest child poverty study uses the MODA approach to build a detailed model of deprivations affecting children.

e-newsletter #2/2016 - Cash improved diet diversity
Cash improved diet diversity in Zimbabwe

Data from a 12 month impact evaluation of Zimbabwe’s Harmonised Social Cash Transfer shows improved food security and illuminates related dynamics at the household level.

e-Newsletter #2/2016 - Defining good parenting
Poverty and stigma undermine parenting in southern Africa

We continue to document evidence on parental caregiving in the southern Africa context with this new paper defining factors associated with “good” and “harsh” parenting of adolescents.





- European Commission “InfoPoint" Discussion on Transfer Project book: From Evidence to Action: The Story of Cash Transfers and Impact Evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Brussels (15 December 2016)
- Call for Best of UNICEF Research 2017 now open!
- Transfer Project’s Tia Palermo will present at the Social Protection Action Research Knowledge Sharing network (SPARKS) meeting, Stockholm (13-14 December 2016)

- UNICEF global Child Health Leadership meeting, Florence
- Introduction to Research Management and Methods training, Tanzania

- Parenting Support Research Meeting, Florence
- UNICEF 70th Anniversary Exhibition at Museo Degli Innocenti, Florence
- Innocenti Advisory Board meeting in Florence
- Deadline for submission to Best of UNICEF Research 2017 is 28 February 2017


Jose Cuesta – Chief of Social and Economic Policy has recently arrived from the World Bank
Elsa Valli – Consultant working on Transfer Project
Valeria Groppo – Consultant working on Transfer Project
Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha – Senior Research Fellow for six months working with the Child Protection team.