Tag Archives: education

Home Street Home

What works for improving the lives of street children?
and | April 12, 2013

On 12th April 2013 street children, NGOs, celebrities, policymakers, businesses and individuals will observe the International Day for Street Children. The theme for this year is Home Street Home – highlighting that for many children across the world the street is their home. The International Day for Street Children provides a platform to call for
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Using impact evaluation to improve policies and programmes

Second generation impact evaluation questions
| December 26, 2012

Conditional cash transfers increase school enrolments and use of health facilities. Community-level water supply does not have health benefits. There is emerging evidence that community-driven development programmes do not increase social cohesion. These statements can be made with confidence based on the considerable body of evidence from impact evaluations undertaken to answer the question of what
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Early stimulation and micronutrients interventions

The next frontiers to break the cycle of child poverty
| September 7, 2012

Why should we put more money into early childhood development interventions? Does this help children in secondary education? Should we invest in preschool programmes or more in home stimulation or parenting classes? What is most cost-effective?  These are key questions that policymakers are grappling with at a time when early childhood development is emerging as
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Happy Endings for Mozambican Preschoolers

and | February 15, 2012

Abandoned by her family and severely malnourished, four-year-old Castera’s story seemed destined for an unhappy ending. But, this is where the plot changes. Taken in by Alda Mate, the strong, determined village chief of Machalucuane, and enrolled in Save the Children’s supported early childhood education program, today Castera is a happy, curious second grader. It
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