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The Adolescence Research Digest is a new quarterly publication by UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti. This 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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Vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan African countries often face high levels of food insecurity which disproportionately affect households living in poverty and children are particularly at risk. This review of eight social cash transfer programme evaluations has shown that cash transfers have an impact on several different dimensions of food security.

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Lisa Hjelm
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Nel 1987 il Governo italiano ed il Consiglio di Amministrazione di UNICEF presero insieme una decisione lungimirante: aprire un Centro studi nel quale portare avanti ricerche sulle questioni che incidono sulla vita dei minori. E aprirlo a Firenze. Lo Spedale degli Innocenti, con alle spalle cinque secoli di storia, accolse con entusiasmo l’idea di ospitare questa inedita collaborazione ed una nuova cultura iniziò a radicarsi, la “cultura di cura dell’infanzia”.

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The ability to correct deficiencies in early childhood malnutrition, what is known as catch-up growth, has widespread consequences for economic and social development. This paper investigates whether nutritional status at early age affects nutritional status a few years later among children using panel data from China, South Africa and Nicaragua.

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Sudhanshu Handa; Amber Peterman
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This paper reports the impact on child schooling and work of the Government of Zambia’s Child Grant Programme (CGP), an unconditional cash transfer programme targeted to households with children aged under 3 years in three districts of the country. The impacts reported here lead to the conclusion that unconditional cash transfers in Africa have significant positive impacts on children’s human capital.

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Sudhanshu Handa; Luisa Natali; David Seidenfeld; Gelson Tembo; Zambia Cash Transfer Evaluation Team
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El proyecto ERIC fue motivado por el interés común en el ámbito internacional de respetar la dignidad humana de los niños, al igual que sus derechos y su bienestar, en todas las investigaciones, independientemente de su contexto.

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Nicola Taylor; Robyn Fitzgerald
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Interviews are a commonly used data collection method in impact evaluation, and there are many different options to consider when including them.

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Bronwen McDonald; Patricia Rogers
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Hungary and Iceland were among the countries most affected by the recent macroeconomic shock. Although they suffered a similar GDP drop and started from much the same fiscal conditions, their respective governments decided to follow different strategies of adjustment. Each country cut public spending according to different priorities.

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Bruno Martorano
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Innocenti Report Card 11 prende in considerazione cinque aree della vita dei bambini: benessere materiale, salute e sicurezza, istruzione, comportamenti e rischi, condizioni abitative e ambientali. All'interno del quadro, sono stati inclusi complessivamente 26 indicatori comparabili a livello internazionale. Questa graduatoria aggiorna e migliora il primo quadro UNICEF sul benessere dei bambini pubblicato nel 2007 (Report Card 7) .

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Peter Adamson
A partire dagli anni ‘90, le istituzioni indipendenti dei diritti umani per l’infanzia sono emerse a livello internazionale come organismi influenti per la promozione degli interessi dei minori nel processo decisionale e nel dibattito pubblico. Oggi tali istituzioni operano in oltre 70 Paesi di tutti i continenti.

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Vanessa Sedletzki
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