During the week of October 1, a team of our experts led a technical training on quantitative data analysis, measuring the well-being and social inclusion of children with disabilities in Viet Nam. This training focused on the process of conducting the analysis and writing of the report, “Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities: An in-depth analysis of the Viet Nam National Surveys of People with Disabilities”.
It has been over 4 years since the international community unanimously agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For millions of children, the extent to which the world delivers on the SDGs promise will determine the course of their lives – shaping the future of the planet they will inherit, affecting their chances of surviving in their early years, growing and thriving physically, learning and developing their minds to their full potential, and participating actively in their communities and the wider world.
Using Longitudinal evidence from Burundi, research fellow and social policy expert Nesha Ramful presented our study on Livelihood Programming, Gender Effects and Child Well-Being, during the session on Policies and Programming.
Chairing the session on Policies and Programming, our Director Dr. Chris De Neubourg delivered an introductory presentation on a paper focused on generational policy programming, holistic approaches to child development and multidimensional child poverty.
The level of maternal education has been isolated in some studies as the most important factor explaining differences in nutrition and health outcomes of children. However, this association relates to stunting only indirectly, via maternal behaviour (improved care practices and improved ability to benefit from nutrition-sensitive interventions).
The 7th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators will be held on 27-29 August 2019 in the Dorpat Convention Centre in Tartu, Estonia, and we are happy to once again be part of it. What makes the conference special is the symbiosis of scientists, practitioners and policymakers who come together for one goal – to find better ways to increase child well-being.
Reshaping social protection systems in West and Central Africa is a daunting task as these countries face major institutional and financial constraints. Social protection was usually only usually recognized as having a role in poverty reduction in as much as it allows vulnerable people to maintain or improve their living standards.
Kenya, a country of many contrasts, from its landscape to demographics, and more so its social and economic inequalities, is now trailblazing in its efforts to monitor national progress in improving the wellbeing of all its citizens. Using UNICEF’s Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) approach, SPRI Global was delighted to once again collaborate with the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in facilitating Kenya’s efforts.
As the second most populous country in Africa and one of the fastest growing economies on the continent, Ethiopia is on track to bring millions out of poverty. This path requires an equity approach to ensure the most vulnerable populations receive the support required to participate in the country’s growth. Among these, girls and women face some of the hardest challenges, as there is a long history of gender inequality in Ethiopia, with poorer women and girls especially facing multiple disadvantages.
Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Lesotho faces significant challenges related to persistent poverty, poor outcomes and hindered development. In January 2016, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect to focus on strategic areas of development and to provide support for policymaking in achieving national development plans and policies. One strategic area of development is the alleviation of child poverty, which is reflected in SDG1, Target 1.2, aimed at reducing at least by half, by 2030, the proportion of children, men, and women living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
Engaging Theory and Evidence
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- Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Viet Nam
- ‘MODA on Stunting among children under 5 years in Lao PDR’ Report Now Available
- ISCI 2019: Livelihood Programming, Gender Effects and Child Well-Being
- ISCI 2019: Holistic Approaches to Child Development and Multidimensional Child Poverty
- ISCI 2019: Demystifying the Role of Maternal Education in Reducing Stunting
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