Resource Centre

  • Youth in Action: Weaving towards a better future (video)

    Azemera, 18, from Amhara Region, Ethiopia, was about to migrate to the unknown to help her family make ends meet when our Youth in Action Program started in her village. The programme has transformed her life. Azemera now weaves, has a steady income, ...

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  • Adaptation and Response for Children Affected by Droughts and Disasters

    Weather-related stresses associated with El Niño in 2015–2016 have severely impacted 60 million people. Governments across the globe are dealing with the consequences as they affect food security, livelihoods, and the well-being of their populations. ...

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  • Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Assistance and Uptake of Financial Services: A synthesis of ELAN case studies

    Cash transfers are playing an increasingly large role in humanitarian responses. Mobile money, using a mobile device to access financial services, is growing across the globe and humanitarian agencies are taking advantage of this trend to deliver cash ...

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  • I Play, I Learn and I'm Safe: Case Studies

    I Play, I Learn and I’m Safe is a Save the Children programme for preventing unsafe migration of children in Ethiopia and Bangladesh by promoting protection, education and play for children on the move. Visit the campaign website to read individual ...

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  • Young and on the Move: Children and youth in mixed migration flows within and from the Horn of Africa

    The purpose of this study is to provide an updated overview of children and youth as specific (albeit non-homogenous) groups in mixed migration flows within, through and from the Horn of Africa. The report does not purport to be exhaustive, but rather ...

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  • Understanding Youth Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Skills: Ethiopia

    Youth in Action is a six-year youth livelihood program, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, YiA aims to improve the socio-economic status of 40,000 out-of-school young people in rural Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda. Through ...

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  • ECD Evidence for Scale

    Using ECD impact evaluation data from six Save the Children ECD programs for children ages 4-6 years in Afghanistan (1), Bangladesh (1), Ethiopia (2), and Rwanda (2), this presentation considers the enabling environment, duration, dosage, and delivery ...

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  • Understanding Change in Foundational Literacy for Youth in Action Participants in Ethiopia

    Young people around the world have "aspirations and dreams of who they want to be, how they will contribute to their communities and the work they would like to do." However, many out-of-school rural youths in the majority of the world who face limited ...

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  • Global Report on Internal Displacement 2016

    The heightened focus on the hundreds of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants who have put their lives at risk to reach Europe has also awakened attention to the phenomenon of displacement. The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) ...

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  • A Girl No More: The changing norms of child marriage in conflict

    Led by the Women’s Refugee Council, this publication presents research begun in 2011 to document factors that promote and mitigate child marriage during conflict and displacement. These findings were used to generate recommendations to reduce the vulnerabilities ...

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  • Women's Work: Mothers, children and the global childcare crisis

    This publication highlights the hidden crisis the world is facing in childcare. Written by The Overseas Development Institute, the report identifies the severe shortcomings of current early childhood care and education programming in meeting the needs ...

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  • I Play, I Learn and I'm Safe: Project brief

    I Play, I Learn and I’m Safe is a Save the Children programme for preventing unsafe migration of children in Ethiopia and Bangladesh by promoting protection, education and play for children on the move. This one-pager briefly presents the programme ...

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  • Two Years of Drought Response in Ethiopia

    El Nino has caused the third successive rainfall failure in some areas of Ethiopia, and from the middle of 2015 onwards the country has since been in a race against time to meet the resulting food needs of 10.2 million people. This precarious situation ...

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  • Numeracy Boost Results: Ethiopia West Showa

    Numeracy Boost is Save the Children’s innovative program to support the development of math skills in young children. Numeracy Boost holistically pursues the goal of numeracy by doing three things: using assessments to identify gaps in the three conceptual ...

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  • Child Protection in Emergencies Facts and Figures

    Compiled by the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG), this report presents facts and figures on child protection in emergencies. Data was collected for the 42 countries that have a Humanitarian Coordinator or that were on the Inter-Agency's Standing ...

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  • Is Child Work Detrimental to the Educational Achievement of Children?: Results from Young Lives in Ethiopia

    Produced by Young Lives, this paper explores the effect of child labour on children’s school accomplishments as measured by the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT). The results show that children’s work had a negative effect on achievement in ...

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  • Kinship Care Album REGIONAL

    This Regional Kinship Care Album is a compilation of the 3 country albums (Kenya, Ethiopia and Zanzibar) bringing together information from children, young people and adults collected during the Kinship Care Research that took place in each of the three ...

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  • A Sense of Belonging: Understanding and improving informal alternative care mechanisms to increase the care and protection of children, with a focus on kinship care in East Africa

    Building upon a Save the Children regional participatory research initiative on kinship care that was undertaken in West Central Africa in 2012 – 2013, Save the Children’s East Africa Regional Office supported a similar process in East Africa, which ...

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  • Opportunities for Strengthening Families Through Positive Discipline: Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) study

    Parenting in Africa Network (PAN) and Save the Children International (SCI) commissioned this multi-country study on the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of parents and/or caregivers in disciplining and parenting. This study intended to develop ...

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  • Corporal Punishment in Schools: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Viet Nam

    Despite the use of corporal punishment in schools being increasingly prohibited by law, in many contexts it persists, even where outlawed. This paper combines a life course and structural determinants framework with Young Lives longitudinal data collected ...

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