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Emanuela Bianchera

Research and Knowledge Management Specialist (Former title)

Emanuela Bianchera is currently the project manager for the Best of UNICEF Research (BOUR) review exercise and publication, supporting 30-50 UNICEF offices per year. She joined Innocenti in 2015 in the position of Knowledge Management Specialist to support the Adolescent Wellbeing Programme. Since then, she has worked on projects in the areas of research synthesis and development communication, aimed at making research findings accessible for policy and programmatic use. Prior to her employment at UNICEF, Emanuela served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, focused on issues of family, gender, intergenerational care and migration. She holds a PhD from the University of Surrey, awarded as part of a European Union Marie Curie training grant, and a first degree in Philosophy from Parma University. An Italian national, she worked earlier in her career as a web content manager and a social educator within the Italian NGO sector.

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Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020
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Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020

Evidence and objective assessment are needed more than ever to help enhance the rights and well-being of the world’s children. Researching the changing world around us and evaluating progress are two sides of the same coin, both critical to reimagining a better future for children. In recognition of this, UNICEF celebrates and showcases innovative and influential research and evaluations from our offices around the world every year. For 2020, Innocenti and the Evaluation Office joined forces to find the most rigorous UNICEF studies with greatest influence on policies and programmes that benefit children.
Best of UNICEF Research 2021
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Best of UNICEF Research 2021

Best of UNICEF Research showcases the most rigorous, innovative and impactful research produced by UNICEF offices worldwide. While evidence highlights emerging issues, it also informs decisions and provides policy and programme recommendations for governments and partners to improve children’s lives. This ninth edition brings together 11 powerful studies from around the world and across the five Strategic Goal Areas. How do South Asian youth feel about entering the world of work? What is the effect of climate-related hazards on access to healthcare? How has COVID-19 affected children and their families in the Republic of Moldova? With social and economic inequalities increasing and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals lagging, rigorous research – answers to these questions – has never mattered more.
Best of UNICEF Research Retrospective: Documenting impact and lessons learned
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Best of UNICEF Research Retrospective: Documenting impact and lessons learned

In this retrospective, we look back at finalist research from six years of the Best of UNICEF Research exercise to gain perspective on its uptake and pathways to longer-term impact. The numerous examples highlighted here, including six case studies, are drawn from the many interviews conducted in 2018 and 2019 with UNICEF staff, on 37 finalist projects, supplemented by survey responses collected from 410 UNICEF staff, in 2017.
Best of UNICEF Research 2022
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Best of UNICEF Research 2022

Best of UNICEF Research showcases the most rigorous, innovative and impactful research produced by UNICEF offices worldwide. While evidence highlights emerging issues, it also informs decisions and provides policy and programme recommendations for governments and partners, to improve children’s lives.

Publications

Best of UNICEF Research 2022
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Delivering the EU Child Guarantee: Practical lessons for effective interventions

In 2019, the President of the European Commission announced the creation of the European Child Guarantee, an initiative that aimed to combat child poverty by making sure that every child who lives in poverty has access to free healthcare, free education, free childcare, decent housing and adequate nutrition. With Delivering the EU Child Guarantee: Practical lessons for effective interventions, UNICEF Innocenti provides a synthesis of findings of operational research on 15 pilot models of intervention for children and families in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Italy. The goal of the report is to learn from the experiences in these four countries to inform the rollout of the Child Guarantee programme throughout Europe. The study provides lessons learned in three themes: laying the foundations for the Child Guarantee work at the national level; developing interventions at the local level; supporting the Child Guarantee at the EU level.
Best of UNICEF Research 2022
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Data and Research on Children and Youth in Forced Displacement: Identifying Gaps and Opportunities

Globally, the number of people being forcefully displaced is increasing. Among them is a large number of young people, including at least 31 million children living in forced displacement in their own countries or abroad. States are committed to protect the rights of these children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Hence, meeting their needs through sustainable, impactful, and age-sensitive solutions – as well as supporting their talents, aspirations, and capabilities in the process – has become a defining challenge for the international community, and a key global policy priority. Data and analysis, in turn, are critical in ensuring that decisionmaking and programming to protect, support and empower displaced children and youth are grounded in sound evidence.
Best of UNICEF Research 2022
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Resumen Innocenti de Investigación sobre la Adolescencia 16

Resumen trimestral que destaca las noticias y recursos más significativos de la investigación sobre el bienestar de los adolescentes durante los tres últimos meses.
Best of UNICEF Research 2022
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Innocenti Research Digest on Adolescence 16

The Adolescence Research Digest is a quarterly publication of UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti. It synthesizes the latest research evidence, resources and news related to adolescent well-being in low- and middle-income countries. Adolescence is a critically sensitive period in terms of growth and maturity with many rapid transitions about which too little is currently known. The Digest aims to promote awareness and uptake of new adolescent well-being research findings amongst UNICEF staff, practitioners, policymakers and academics in the development and humanitarian sectors.

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Best of UNICEF Research 2021
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Best of UNICEF Research 2021

For the second year running, the Best of UNICEF Research is being awarded in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that poor and discriminated children are being hardest hit by the pandemic. Research and data are critical to reinvent responses, show tangible impact, and prioritize those children most at risk.