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Chiara Pasquini

Consultant

Chiara joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in February 2020. She focuses on conducting education research on Sport for Development. Prior to this, Chiara worked at Innovations for Poverty Action and other research institutes on impact evaluations of education, governance and access to finance projects in Uganda. She also worked as consultant for the World Bank Gender Innovation Lab on evaluations of different projects about women empowerment in Ghana and other African countries, and for Columbia University on a project about reduction of the worst forms of child labour in Ethiopia. Chiara’s expertise is in research design and implementation, coordination of field activities and data collection and analysis. She holds a BA and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University in Milano.

Publications

COVID-19: How are Countries Preparing to Mitigate the Learning Loss as Schools Reopen? Trends and emerging good practices to support the most vulnerable children
Publication Publication

COVID-19: How are Countries Preparing to Mitigate the Learning Loss as Schools Reopen? Trends and emerging good practices to support the most vulnerable children

Some countries are starting to reopen schools as others develop plans to do so following widespread and extended closures due to COVID-19. Using data from two surveys and 164 countries, this research brief describes the educational strategies countries are putting into place, or plan to, in order to mitigate learning impacts of extended school closures, particularly for the most vulnerable children. In addition, it highlights emerging good practices.

Blogs

How sport can help keep children engaged during COVID-19: Innovations South Africa
Blog Blog

How sport can help keep children engaged during COVID-19: Innovations South Africa

Sports for Development (S4D) is a key strategy for engaging children in South Africa.  A mapping exercise conducted as part of the Getting into the Game research programme initiated by Barça Foundation and UNICEF identified 265 S4D organisations operating in South Africa, many of which are implemented during or after school hours and use schools to reach young people.
How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?
Blog Blog

How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19?

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 live in. Interviews with S4D organizations, conducted as part of the ongoing research commissioned by the Barça Foundation and UNICEF partnership, revealed that organizations are innovating to adapt to the current crisis through three key interconnected practices: