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UNICEF Innocenti's Research Matters is a podcast about global evidence on what works and what doesn't for children. The podcast brings together UNICEF researchers, programme managers, and our colleagues in the field and around the world to explain and explore emerging data and analysis on topics such as child wellbeing, child poverty, education, health, migration, violence, and more. Our series delivers objective insights on realities children face as well as impacts from policies and practices worldwide. Each episode focuses on a different issue shaping children today, with details on UNICEF's evidence and recommendations for action.https://www.unicef.org/about/legal_terms.html

UNICEF Innocenti's Research Matters is a podcast about global evidence on what works and what doesn't for children. The podcast brings together UNICEF researchers, programme managers, and our colleagues in the field and around the world to explain and explore emerging data and analysis on topics such as child wellbeing, child poverty, education, health, migration, violence, and more. Our series delivers objective insights on realities children face as well as impacts from policies and practices worldwide. Each episode focuses on a different issue shaping children today, with details on UNICEF's evidence and recommendations for action.https://www.unicef.org/about/legal_terms.html
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UNICEF Innocenti's Research Matters is a podcast about global evidence on what works and what doesn't for children. The podcast brings together UNICEF researchers, programme managers, and our colleagues in the field and around the world to explain and explore emerging data and analysis on topics such as child wellbeing, child poverty, education, health, migration, violence, and more. Our series delivers objective insights on realities children face as well as impacts from policies and practices worldwide. Each episode focuses on a different issue shaping children today, with details on UNICEF's evidence and recommendations for action.https://www.unicef.org/about/legal_terms.html

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English


Episodes

Tia Palermo on Cash Transfers, Gender and Impact of Research

7/24/2019
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Celebrating five years as a research manager working on cash transfers for the Transfer Project at UNICEF Innocenti, Tia Palermo joins us on our latest Research Matters podcast to share her insights and takeaways from her tenure. As much of Tia's recent portfolio has focused on cash transfers and gender dynamics, we discuss where this is going and the recent findings from UNICEF Innocenti research on social protection and gender. What has been the biggest challenge for her in her capacity...

Duration:00:29:25

'No Mother Wants Her Child to Migrate' Research on Child Migration in the Horn of Africa

7/16/2019
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In our latest podcast we speak with UNICEF's Brendan Ross, a Child Protection Manager with UNICEF's office in Somalia who worked with the Office of Research to commission research on what drives children to migrate and what the realities of their experiences are before, during and after migration. This is exploratory and first-of-its kind research is the first of a multi-phase study to investigate child migration in order to help inform better child protection programmes, legal safeguards...

Duration:00:27:59

The Research Behind Ranking Family-friendly Policies

6/24/2019
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Why is no one taking paternity leave in Japan? Why is there a gap in where parental leave ends and affordable childcare begins? How could self-employed people benefit from family-friendly policies? In our latest podcast, we talk to report authors Kat Chzhen and Anna Gromada about UNICEF Innocenti's report on family-friendly policies in the OECD and EU, explaining how they ranked the countries using comparable data across several indicators including maternity leave, paternity leave, and...

Duration:00:24:11

Investigating Impact & Inclusion: What do we know about sport for development for children?

4/11/2019
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In celebration of the International Day for Sport for Development and Peace, our podcast shares insights on impact and inclusion from the first ever report on sport for development for children. We sit down with our education researchers Juliana Zapata and Sarah Fuller who worked on our new report: 'Getting into the Game: Understanding the evidence for child-focused sport for development’ to learn about the ongoing research and how sport is being used to improve the lives of children. In...

Duration:00:21:51

The Screen Time Debate: What Do We Really Know About the Effects of Children’s Time Online?

4/3/2019
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In this episode of UNICEF Innocenti's Research Matters podcast, we’re talking to our resident expert on all things digital for children, Daniel Kardefelt Winther, who leads our research programme on Children & Digital Technology, about children and screentime – Is screen time really bad for child development? Is what kids are doing on screens more important than how much time kids spend on screens? What does the evidence really say? Dale Rutstein, our Chief of Communications joins us as we...

Duration:00:30:19

2018 Best of UNICEF Research Rundown: Considerations + Conclusions

12/21/2018
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In this episode of UNICEF Innocenti's Research Matters podcast, we're talking to Alessandra Ipince – who has coordinated this year’s Best of UNICEF Research competition. The "Best of UNICEF Research 2018" publication features 12 of the year’s most ground-breaking and innovative research for children around the world. In this podcast we'll discuss the selection process - what research won and why? - as well how Alessandra coordinated the massive effort to review UNICEF’s best research for...

Duration:00:24:15

The Role of Research on Migration: Insights on Migrants’ Experiences with Bina D'Costa

12/7/2018
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In this edition of our podcast on research matters for children, we talk to our expert on migration, Bina D’Costa, about her latest research - from Cox's Bazar to Somaliland - and what we can expect for the 2018 Global Compact for Migration. We discuss UNICEF Innocenti’s latest research projects and the important lessons learned in Bina’s last year with us, as well as what’s next for research for children on issues related to migration, refugees and displacement. Continue the conversation...

Duration:00:36:04

#HEARMETOO: UNICEF Research on Gender-Based Violence for #16Days of Activism

12/4/2018
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For this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, UNICEF Innocenti's podcast on research matters invites Amber Peterman and Tia Palermo from the Transfer Project to discuss their recent research linking poverty and gender-based violence, unpacking evidence of how social protection has the potential to mitigate gbv. 2018's #16days has a unique theme for 2018: #HearMeToo. #HearMeToo brings to the forefront women raising their voices and awareness to “#OrangetheWorld” - so to...

Duration:00:28:38

Uncovering An #UnfairStart: An Interview with UNICEF Report Card 15 authors on Education Inequality

11/5/2018
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In this edition of UNICEF Innocenti's podcast series on research matters, we sit down with the authors of our 15th Report Card: An Unfair Start, to discuss the research process and findings on educational inequalities for children in rich countries. How did the report authors choose the title for the report: An Unfair Start? Why is this topic relevant to look at now? How did they rank the countries? What results were unexpected? The report authors answer these questions and more in this NEW...

Duration:00:28:16

Sarah Crowe on what life is like for migrant children in Niger

7/25/2018
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Niger: the nowhere land where children on the move are someone else’s problem as Europe and North Africa tighten their borders. Sarah Crowe, Senior UNICEF Communications Specialist on Migration, narrates her article which was originally published by Huffington Post. See the full text of the article here: https://blogs.unicef.org/evidence-for-action/niger-europes-new-frontier-for-children-on-the-move/

Duration:00:11:06

A Conversation with our Education Team

7/24/2018
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We chat with Dominic Richardson and Despina Karamperidou from our Education Team about recent on ongoing projects and publications. We discuss UNICEF Innocenti's Time to Teach project, as well as the role of private partnerships in achieving SDG 4. Find out more about the Education Team's work here: https://www.unicef-irc.org/research/education/

Duration:00:30:45

Closing the Gap on Child Well-Being: Kerry Albright on the new Evidence Mega-Map

6/25/2018
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We chat with UNICEF Innocenti's Chief of Research Facilitation & Knowledge Management, Kerry Albright, about the new evidence Mega-Map on child well-being, created in partnership with the Campbell Collaboration. The Mega-Map will be launched at an #EvidenceForChildren Roundtable in New York on 27 & 28 June 2018. Ahead of the launch, Kerry speaks to us about how the Mega-Map was created, where the biggest evidence gaps lie, and what she thinks is needed in order to close these gaps and...

Duration:00:26:36

Adolescent Development Research: new developments and how they can create better policy-making

6/19/2018
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Innocenti's Chief of Programmes, Prerna Banati, chats with us about her recently published 'Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and its Impact on Global Policy'. We discuss adolescent development research - and its shortcomings - to date, as well as exploring new research revealed in the book. Prerna shares her insights on how this evidence can be used to inform better policy-making. You can buy the book now on the Oxford University Press website:...

Duration:00:29:28

Interview with Fabio Veras Soares, Economist of the Int. Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth

6/5/2018
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Fabio Veras Soares, Economist of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)talks about the importance of designing tailored social protection programmes to emergency situations.

Duration:00:22:28

Interview with Ugo Gentilini, Senior Economist at the World Bank

6/5/2018
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Ugo Gentilini, Senior Economist at the World Bank, talks about the challenges posed to urban settings in responding to social protection needs of the most vulnerable populations

Duration:00:32:16

Interview with Tilmann Brück, Founder of the International Security and Research Center

6/5/2018
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Tilmann Brück, Founder of the International Security and Research Center, talks about how the mounting crises are blurring line between humanitarian and development work

Duration:00:36:11

Interview with Andrew Kardan, Researcher at Oxford Policy Management

6/5/2018
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Andrew Kardan, Oxford Policy Management researcher, talks about the challenges that data collection in fragile situations poses to researchers.

Duration:00:19:36

Interview with Sheree Bennet, Technical Advisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

6/5/2018
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Sheree Bennet, Technical Advisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) talks about the challenges of providing social protection for women and girls in fragile contexts.

Duration:00:39:25

Interview with Paolo Verme Senior Economist at the World Bank

6/5/2018
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Paolo Verme Senior Economist at the World Bank talks about the challenges of meeting the social protection needs of refugee and migrant populations which the humanitarian and development sector are facing.

Duration:00:37:15

Protected on Paper? An analysis of Nordic country responses to asylum-seeking children

3/16/2018
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Bina D'Costa migration research expert at UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti talks about why the new publication "Protected on Paper? An analysis of Nordic country responses to asylum-seeking children" is such an important contribution toward improving the way states manage the unique and urgent needs of refugee and migrant children. The new report analyses legal and procedural frameworks in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and how they are being implemented on the ground.

Duration:00:22:30