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Alessandra Ipince


Alessandra supports the Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management team at the UNICEF Office of Research- Innocenti. She works on a variety of projects relating to Youth and Adolescence; including the social network maps of evidence stakeholders, designing and leading sessions on youth-led research, and acting as researcher on the Global Kids Online impact study to be conducted in Bulgaria, Ghana, Argentina and Uruguay. She first joined the team at Innocenti to support the Best of Unicef Research exercise. With a background in Social Anthropology, she has extensive experience in qualitative research and project management working with both the public sector and academia in South America and the UK, and with a focus on public health, disability and education. She holds a postgraduate degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.
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Global Kids Online is a research network initiative led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti (UNICEF – Innocenti). It was launched in 2016 with the purpose of building on the experience of the highly successful EU Kids Online programme and further promoting research on children’s online rights on a global scale, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. In order to understand ways in which the research has been taken up and used in partner countries and internationally, this study was commissioned in 2019 by UNICEF – Innocenti and The London School of Economics, and undertaken by an independent team at Matter of Focus. It uses an approach that allows for the broad capture of impacts internationally as well as the specific impacts in partner countries, with more detailed focus on three case study countries (Uruguay, Bulgaria and Ghana), selected by the Global Kids Online management team.


Sarah Morton; Amy Grant; Ailsa Cook; Helen Berry; Christina McMellon; Melvina Robbin; Alessandra Ipince


Can social protection be a driver of gender equality? (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 ...


2018 Best of UNICEF Research Rundown: Considerations + Conclusions