KEEP UP TO DATE

CONNECT  facebook youtube pinterest twitter soundcloud
search advanced search

Work in the education sector adds to the global knowledge base on what factors improve school settings, how children experience pathways through the education system, and how schools and education systems contribute to the well-being of all children.

The Transforming Schools into Learning Organisations project aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of change management and innovation capacity within schools and other levels of school systems, and the interacting dynamics of governance and support structures. The study is being undertaken in collaboration with the Education Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The Sequencing in Child Well-Being study is a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies from across the globe that compare the influence of one child well-being factor on another. The purpose of this work is to open a discussion on how complementarities and co-dependence between child well-being goals might inform more wide ranging, cross-sectoral, policy responses to suites of social progress indicators/policy targets. The studies focus on pathways through education.

The Strong Schools Latin America and the Caribbean project will undertake a cross-national comparison of violence against school-children in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The study reviews how experienced violence links to key goals for education systems (attendance, attainment and achievement), and assesses the policies and practices in the region designed to address the challenge. The study is being undertaken in collaboration with UNICEF’s Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office.

Work in the education sector adds to the global knowledge base on what factors improve school settings, how children experience pathways through the education system, and how schools and education systems contribute to the well-being of all children.

The Transforming Schools into Learning Organisations project aims to enhance the knowledge and understanding of change management and innovation capacity within schools and other levels of school systems, and the interacting dynamics of governance and support structures. The study is being undertaken in collaboration with the Education Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The Sequencing in Child Well-Being study is a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies from across the globe that compare the influence of one child well-being factor on another. The purpose of this work is to open a discussion on how complementarities and co-dependence between child well-being goals might inform more wide ranging, cross-sectoral, policy responses to suites of social progress indicators/policy targets. The studies focus on pathways through education.

The Strong Schools Latin America and the Caribbean project will undertake a cross-national comparison of violence against school-children in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The study reviews how experienced violence links to key goals for education systems (attendance, attainment and achievement), and assesses the policies and practices in the region designed to address the challenge. The study is being undertaken in collaboration with UNICEF’s Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Research is invaluable for contextualising online experiences in relation to children’s and families’ lives and the wider cultural or national circumstances. The Global Kids Online project aims to connect evidence with the ongoing international dialogue regarding policy and practical solutions for children’s well-being and rights in the digital age, especially in countries where the internet is only recently reaching the mass market.

Advocacy and action for adolescents have been hampered by the lack of a concrete results framework that can be used to describe the state of the world’s adolescents and serve as a basis for goals and targets. In order to fill this gap, UNICEF, in collaboration with key partners, is facilitating the development of an outcome-based framework that incorporates the key dimensions of an adolescent’s life and a proposed set of globally comparable indicators that will provide a common platform to track the progress of adolescent development and well-being. The domains that have been selected for measurement are: health and well-being, education and learning, safety and protection, participation, transition to work.

AUTHOR(S)

Prerna Banati; Judith Diers
The paper aims to reduce the global knowledge gap pertaining to the impact of disability on school attendance, using cross-nationally comparable and nationally representative data from 18 surveys in 15 countries that are selected among 2,500 surveys and censuses. These selected surveys administered the Washington Group Short Set (WGSS) of disability-screening questions, covering five functional domains of seeing, hearing, mobility, self-care, and remembering, and collected information on educational status.

AUTHOR(S)

Suguru Mizunoya; Sophie Mitra; Izumi Yamasaki
Tackling poverty and inequalities is now embedded within the mandates of governments and organizations worldwide. UNICEF has been a leader on this, and concern about inequalities has also been picked up in the debates surrounding post 2015 development goals.

CO-AUTHOR(S)

Paul Dornan; Martin Woodhead
This initial exploratory study examines the governance and finance of Early Childhood Services (ECS) in three countries (Cambodia, Kenya and Lao People's Democratic Republic) using an in-depth qualitative approach. The methodologies and tools provide an innovative strategy built upon the literature of governance and finance to understand how to improve access, quality and equity of ECS.

Pia Rebello Britto; Hirokazu Yoshikawa

CO-AUTHOR(S)

Jan Van Ravens; Liliana A. Ponguta; Soojin S. Oh; Roland Dimaya; Richard C. Seder
Despite the acknowledged importance and large scale of rural-urban migration in many developing countries, few studies have compared education outcomes of migrants to those for people born in the city. This paper uses recent data from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam, to examine educational expenditure and children’s grade attainment, with a focus on poor households.

AUTHOR(S)

Stuart Cameron
This paper offers a theoretical understanding of childhood poverty and educational exclusion, building on the empirical findings of fieldwork carried out in Bangladesh to develop case studies addressing the questions, why do so many socio-economically disadvantaged children tend to drop out from formal secondary school, and why do some succeed?

AUTHOR(S)

M. Mahruf C. Shohel
There is need for a holistic, comprehensive ECD monitoring system that covers the multiple facets (i.e. education, health, social protection and the social and economical context in which the child is born) of public and private ECD interventions in a country. Such a system is essential for ensuring that all children can reap the benefits of ECD. It serves as a means of support and oversight for monitoring the performance and planning of ECD policies and programmes in developing countries. The paper highlights the importance of comprehensive ECD monitoring for making evidence-based decisions, and discusses practical issues to take into consideration when developing such a system.

AUTHOR(S)

Marco Kools; Virginia E. Vitiello
MORE PUBLICATIONS