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Chiara Pasquini


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.
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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.


Dita Nugroho; Chiara Pasquini; Nicolas Reuge; Diogo Amaro


How sport can help keep children engaged during COVID-19: Innovations South Africa (23 Sep 2020)

Sports for Development (S4D) is a key strategy for engaging children in South Africa.  A mapping exercise conducted as part of the  ...

How are sport for development organizations keeping children healthy during COVID-19? (05 Jun 2020)

This blog explores how Sport for Development (S4D) organisations have responded and adapted their programming to support children during the ...



Adding to global knowledge on what improves school settings and how children experience education systems.