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Places and Spaces: Environments and children’s well-being
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Places and Spaces: Environments and children’s well-being

Report Card 17 explores how 43 OECD/EU countries are faring in providing healthy environments for children. Do children have clean water to drink? Do they have good-quality air to breathe? Are their homes free of lead and mould? How many children live in overcrowded homes? How many have access to green play spaces, safe from road traffic? Data show that a nation’s wealth does not guarantee a healthy environment. Far too many children are deprived of a healthy home, irreversibly damaging their current and future well-being. Beyond children’s immediate environments, over-consumption in some of the world’s richest countries is destroying children’s environments globally. This threatens both children worldwide and future generations. To provide all children with safe and healthy environments, governments, policymakers, businesses and all stakeholders are called to act on a set of policy recommendations.
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Children in Difficult Circumstances in Poland
Children in Difficult Circumstances in Poland

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Stanislawa Golinowska; Bozena Balcerzak-Paradowska; Bozena Kolaczek; Dorata Glogosz

This paper offers an analysis of the hardships and the threats to children during the transition in Poland. Because all the various poverty lines used to distinguish the poor from the non-poor point to the same conclusion that under-15-year-olds represent the population group most at risk of poverty. The paper also presents a picture of the most significant negative social effects of the transition process, particularly as they apply to households with children.
Cite this publication | No. of pages: 66 | Thematic area: Countries in Transition | Tags: child poverty, economic and social conditions, economic transition | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Child Poverty and Deprivation in Portugal: A national case study
Child Poverty and Deprivation in Portugal: A national case study

AUTHOR(S)
Manuela Silva

Cite this publication | No. of pages: 56 | Thematic area: Child Poverty | Tags: child poverty, economic and social conditions | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Children and the Transition to the Market Economy: Safety Nets and Social Policies in Central and Eastern Europe

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Sandor Sipos

Published: 1991 Innocenti Publications
Cite this publication | No. of pages: 252 | Thematic area: Countries in Transition | Tags: child welfare, economic and social conditions, economic transition, social policy | Publisher: Avebury, UK; UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Children and the Transition to the Market Economy: Safety nets and social policies in Central and Eastern Europe - Summary
Children and the Transition to the Market Economy: Safety nets and social policies in Central and Eastern Europe - Summary

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Sandor Sipos

Published: 1991 Innocenti Publications
Cite this publication | No. of pages: 40 | Thematic area: Countries in Transition | Tags: child poverty, child welfare, economic and social conditions, economic transition, social policy | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Transition économique et coûts sociaux: la condition de l’enfance dans les pays d’Europe centrale et orientale
Transition économique et coûts sociaux: la condition de l’enfance dans les pays d’Europe centrale et orientale

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Sandor Sipos

Published: 1991 Innocenti Publications
Cite this publication | No. of pages: 40 | Thematic area: Countries in Transition | Tags: child poverty, child welfare, economic and social conditions, economic transition, social policy | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Transizione economica e costi sociali: la condizione dell'infanzia nei paesi dell'Est
Transizione economica e costi sociali: la condizione dell'infanzia nei paesi dell'Est

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Sandor Sipos

Published: 1991 Innocenti Publications
Cite this publication | No. of pages: 40 | Thematic area: Countries in Transition | Tags: child poverty, child welfare, economic and social conditions, economic transition, social policy | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Übergang zur Marktwirtschaft und soziale Folgen: zur Lage der Kinder in Ost- und Mittleeuropa
Übergang zur Marktwirtschaft und soziale Folgen: zur Lage der Kinder in Ost- und Mittleeuropa

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia; Sandor Sipos

Published: 1991 Innocenti Publications
Pauvreté et privations de l’enfant dans les pays industrialisés : recentes tendances et options politiques
Pauvreté et privations de l’enfant dans les pays industrialisés : recentes tendances et options politiques

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia

Cite this publication | No. of pages: 44 | Thematic area: Child Poverty | Tags: child poverty, economic and social conditions, industrialized countries | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Pobreza y privaciones de la infancia en los paises industrializados: tendencias recientes y alternativas de politica
Pobreza y privaciones de la infancia en los paises industrializados: tendencias recientes y alternativas de politica

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia

Cite this publication | No. of pages: 44 | Thematic area: Child Poverty | Tags: child poverty, economic and social conditions, industrialized countries | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Child Poverty and Deprivation in Industrialized Countries: Recent trends and policy options
Child Poverty and Deprivation in Industrialized Countries: Recent trends and policy options

AUTHOR(S)
Giovanni Andrea Cornia

Cite this publication | No. of pages: 48 | Thematic area: Child Poverty | Tags: child poverty, economic and social conditions, industrialized countries | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Child Poverty and Deprivation in Italy - 1950 to the Present
Child Poverty and Deprivation in Italy - 1950 to the Present

AUTHOR(S)
Chiara Saraceno

Cite this publication | No. of pages: 52 | Thematic area: Child Poverty | Tags: child poverty, economic and social conditions | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
Child Poverty and Deprivation in the UK
Child Poverty and Deprivation in the UK

AUTHOR(S)
Jonathan Bradshaw

Cite this publication | No. of pages: 52 | Thematic area: Child Poverty | Tags: child poverty, economic and social conditions | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence
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Return on Knowledge: How international development agencies are collaborating to deliver impact through knowledge, learning, research and evidence
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Return on Knowledge: How international development agencies are collaborating to deliver impact through knowledge, learning, research and evidence

Effective collaboration around knowledge management and organizational learning is a key contributor to improving the impact of international development work for the world’s most vulnerable people. But how can it be proven? With only 10 years from the target date for the Sustainable Development Goals, nine of the world’s most influential agencies set out to show to the connection between the use of evidence, knowledge and learning and a better quality of human life. This book – a synthesis of stories, examples and insights that demonstrate where and how these practices have made a positive impact on development programming – is the result of the Multi-Donor Learning Partnership (MDLP), a collective effort to record the ways each of these organizations have leveraged intentional, systematic and resourced approaches to knowledge management and organizational learning in their work.
Gender Solutions: Capturing the impact of UNICEF’s gender equality evidence investments (2014–2021)
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Gender Solutions: Capturing the impact of UNICEF’s gender equality evidence investments (2014–2021)

UNICEF has undertaken hundreds of gender evidence generation activities, supporting programmatic action, advocacy work and policymaking. The Gender Solutions project aims to draw together the knowledge, innovations and impacts of gender evidence work conducted by UNICEF offices since the first UNICEF Gender Action Plan was launched in 2014. A desk review identified over 700 gender-related UNICEF research, evaluation and data evidence generation activities since 2014. Twenty-five outputs were shortlisted because of their high quality and (potential for) impact and three were selected as Gender Evidence Award winners by an external review panel. By capturing the impact of this broad body of work, Gender Solutions aims to showcase UNICEF’s evidence investments, reward excellence and inform the rollout of the UNICEF Gender Policy 2021–2030 and Action Plan 2022–2025.
Annual Report 2021
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Annual Report 2021

The UNICEF Innocenti Annual Report 2021 highlights the key results achieved in research and evidence to inform policymaking and programming.
Responsible Innovation in Technology for Children: Digital technology, play and child well-being
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Responsible Innovation in Technology for Children: Digital technology, play and child well-being

Digital experiences can have significant negative impact on children, exposing them to risks or failing to nurture them adequately. Nevertheless, digital experiences also potentially yield enormous benefits for children, enabling them to learn, to create, to develop friendships, and to build worlds. While global efforts to deepen our understanding of the prevalence and impact of digital risks of harm are burgeoning – a development that is both welcome and necessary – less attention has been paid to understanding and optimizing the benefits that digital technology can provide in supporting children’s rights and their well-being. Benefits here refer not only to the absence of harm, but also to creating additional positive value. How should we recognize the opportunities and benefits of digital technology for children’s well-being? What is the relationship between the design of digital experiences – in particular, play-centred design – and the well-being of children? What guidance and measures can we use to strengthen the design of digital environments to promote positive outcomes for children? And how can we make sure that children’s insights and needs form the foundation of our work in this space? These questions matter for all those who design and promote digital experiences, to keep children safe and happy, and enable positive development and learning. These questions are particularly relevant as the world shifts its attention to emerging digital technologies and experiences, from artificial intelligence (AI) to the metaverse, and seeks to understand their impact on people and society. To begin to tackle these questions, UNICEF and the LEGO Group initiated the Responsible Innovation in Technology for Children (RITEC) project in partnership with the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University; the CREATE Lab at New York University; the Graduate Center, City University of New York; the University of Sheffield; the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child; and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. The research is funded by the LEGO Foundation. The partnership is an international, multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral collaboration between organizations that believe the design and development of digital technology should support the rights and well-being of children as a primary objective – and that children should have a prominent voice in making this a reality. This project’s primary objective is to develop, with children from around the world, a framework that maps how the design of children’s digital experiences affects their well-being, and to provide guidance as to how informed design choices can promote positive well-being outcomes.

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