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Valeria Groppo

Social Policy Specialist

Valeria joined the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti in November 2016. She is contributing to assessing the impact of cash transfers in Sub-Saharan Africa on children’s schooling outcomes and participation in child labour. She previously worked as Research Associate for the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, where she specialized on the impact of weather shocks on individual human capital. Prior to this assignment, she has worked for the WTO and the ILO in Geneva, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Valeria holds a Master in Development Economics from the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Milan.
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Ending child labour in South Asia through access to quality education (15 Jun 2020)

UNICEF Innocenti is undertaking a DFID-funded research project on Evidence on Educational Strategies to Address Child Labour in South Asia. ...

Children bear the cost of extreme weather: New evidence from Mongolia (21 Feb 2017)

Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and more frequent in many regions of the world.


Cash Plus

Integrating cash transfers with other services, like health insurance, can generate substantial benefits for individuals as well as their households. ...

Child labour and social protection in Africa

This research project explores how national social protection programmes aimed at reducing poverty, including cash transfers, affect child labour in t ...