Tag results for "Qualitative"

Qualitative research involves the detailed collecting and analysing of (generally non-numerical) data to understand concepts, opinions and experiences.

 

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Tanzanian students’ experience of safety and inclusion in school

The project seeks to review the literature on social norms theory and use it to inform an innovative research design that adopts the Theory U process (Scharmer, 2012). The project […]

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Acinonyx Cervidae Hircus: Child-led evaluation of the PPA programme in Cambodia

Plan International and the UK Department for International Development collaboratively developed the Building Skills for Life Programme through a Programme Partnership Agreement. This programme sought to empower adolescent girls and […]

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YOUR World Research Insecurity and Uncertainty: Marginalised youth living rights in fragile and conflict affected situations in Ethiopia and Nepal International Report on Findings and Impact

Youth Uncertainty Rights (YOUR) World Research has carried out detailed large scale qualitative and participatory research with over 1000 of the most marginalised young people across eight fragile environments in […]

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YOUR world research – Insecurity and uncertainty: Marginalised youth living rights in fragile and conflict affected situations in Nepal and Ethiopia

Youth Uncertainty Rights (YOUR) World Research has carried out qualitative and participatory research with over 1000 of the most marginalised young people across eight fragile environments in Ethiopia and Nepal. […]

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Learning from a Living Archive: Rejuvenating Child and Youth Rights and Participation

This working paper reflects the findings of the first phase of the REJUVENATE project, which set out to understand and map approaches to integrating children, youth, and community participation in […]

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Child Frontiers

Child Frontiers is a consulting company that promotes the care, well-being and protection of children. They provide a comprehensive package of services to development and humanitarian agencies. Their portfolio of […]

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(Re)Connect the Nexus (RCTN)

Recent research about the food-water-energy nexus has tended to focus on flows (e.g. between producers and consumers) and ways of governing the nexus. However, there is a real need to […]

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Young Lives

Young Lives was established as an international study of childhood poverty in 2002 when the project started to follow the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states […]

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Social Cash Transfers, Generational Relations and Youth Poverty Trajectories in Rural Lesotho and Malawi

This three-year collaborative research project has generated evidence about the ways in which social cash transfer (SCT) schemes intervene in and transform the structural power relations that underlie the reproduction […]

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Ready to Learn Programme

The Getting Ready to Learn (GRtL) programme seeks to support preschool education settings with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children’s early learning to ensure maximum parental […]

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Empowering Children through Visual Communication

This research project explores how visual means could be used to improve communication amongst children and between children and adults in the primary school. Drawing on a methodology known as […]

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Dreaming of No Judgment: Mi Pleito Against Stereotypes

Dreaming of No Judgement was a one-year research project which focused on how stereotypes about immigrants affect high school students and their community. Students investigated the question: What are the […]

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Children, Transport and Mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa

The project, conducted between May 2006 and April 2010, focused on the mobility constraints faced by girl and boy children in accessing health, educational and other facilities in sub-Saharan Africa […]

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CHAMPSEA (Child Health and Migrant Parents in Southeast Asia)

Migration is often part of an economically beneficial livelihood strategy for transnational families. For many of the sending countries in Southeast Asia, a growing proportion of transnational migrants, particularly in […]

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Averting “New Variant Famine” in Southern Africa: Building Food-Secure Rural Livelihoods with AIDS-Affected Young People

This project examined the impacts of the AIDS pandemic on the livelihoods of young people in rural Malawi and Lesotho. Several southern African countries with exceptionally high HIV prevalence have […]

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A Community-Driven Intervention to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy in Two Districts in Sierra Leone

Starting in 2012, the Inter-Agency Learning Initiative on Strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems established a community-owned and driven intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy in the Moyamba […]

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Young People’s Views of the Child Protection System in Scotland

Child protection investigations and the number of children on Child Protection Registers are high and constantly rising. In the UK, professionals are bound by legislation to uphold the rights of […]

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Young People, Media and Personal Relationships

This report is based on a research project entitled ‘Young People, Media and PersonalRelationships’, which was conducted by the authors between June 2001 and July 2003.The project was funded by […]

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Which Way Now? Young People’s Experiences of Leaving Care – Researched by Young People in Hull

This report is about young people leaving care in Hull and was researched and put together by young people themselves. Some themes which emerged in the research, such as the […]

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Weaving In and Out of Employment and Self-Employment: Young Rural Migrants in the Informal Economy of Ouagadougou

This paper explores how young men of rural origin weave a resource base for social mobility in the urban informal economy by combining strings of employment, strands of entrepreneurship and […]

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Violence and Vulnerability: Children’s Strategies and the Logic of Violence in Burundi

This study explores how children in conflict-affected Burundi deal with violence in their everyday lives. Focusing on schools as a context in which children are prepared for further roles in […]

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Voice for Change: Urban Poor Children Redefining Safe Spaces

As part of various initiatives to influence Post‐2015 development agenda, Praxis – Institute for Participatory Practices – has produced a “Voice For Change” series that attempts to enhance the participation […]

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Understanding Vulnerability: From Categories to Experiences of Young Congolese People in Uganda

This article problematises the ‘vulnerables’ category that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees applies to groups of refugees. Drawing on 9 months of qualitative research with young Congolese refugees […]

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Understanding Children’s Experiences of Violence in Ethiopia: Evidence from Young Lives

This research report explores children’s accounts of everyday violence in Ethiopia, and the ways in which factors at individual, family, community, institutional and society levels affect children’s experiences of violence. […]

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Tug-Of-War: Children in Armed Groups in the DRC: A Study of Push and Pull Factors Influencing Children to Join Armed Groups ‘Voluntarily’ in North and South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

There is a tendency in the literature and in policy debates to discuss children joining armed groups almost exclusively in terms of forced recruitment. Yet, some are joining voluntarily. How […]

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The Status of Child Abuse and Child Protection in Kenya and Kilifi County 2014: Challenges and Recommendations

A situational survey of child protection and child abuse in Kenya and in Kilifi County, was conducted in order to map the organisations working in child protection and to evaluate […]

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Social Cash Transfers, Generational Relations and Youth Poverty Trajectories in Rural Lesotho and Malawi

This three-year collaborative research project has been generating evidence about the ways in which social cash transfer (SCT) schemes intervene in, and potentially transform, the structural power relations that underlie […]

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Report on a Children’s Participation Process Towards a South African Child Labour Programme

The research discussed in this report was conducted as part of a process of formulating a national child labour action programme for South Africa. It was aimed at obtaining the […]

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Report of the Mapping and Analysis of Ghana’s Child Protection System

This mapping and assessment of the child protection system in Ghana is linked to a wider West and Central African regional initiative which has been supported financially and technically by […]

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Preliminary Investigation on the Abuse of Girls in Zimbabwean Junior Secondary Schools

This study found that the abuse of girls in the co-educational schools where the research took place was widespread and took the form of aggressive sexual behaviour, intimidation and physical […]

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Ondeleni Children on Their Way: ‘Street children’ in Durban, Pasts Presents and Futures

This report documents a project aimed at informing a wider study on poverty from the perspectives of the poor by placing the ‘street child’ phenomenon within the context of urban […]

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Minority Stress, Activism, and Health in the Context of Economic Precarity: Results from a National Participatory Action Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender non-conforming (LGBTQ & GNC) youth experience more economic hardship and social stress than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. However, the ways that LGBTQ […]

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Mapuche Youth Between Exclusion and the Future: Protest, Civic Society and Participation in Chile

In Chile, indigenous Mapuche teenagers are caught in a deadlock between, on the one hand, parental aspirations and neo-liberal educational processes, and on the other, affective and social ties to […]

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Listening to Smaller Voices: Children in an Environment of Change

The understanding of children’s roles in the household, how workloads are shared and how they alter over time and with different socio-economic and environmental conditions is crucial for development. Gender […]

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Learning from Young People About Their Lives: Using Participatory Methods to Research the Impacts of AIDS in Southern Africa

Methods of participatory research have become popular among children’s geographers as they are believed to enable young people to speak openly about their lives in unthreatening contexts. In this article, […]

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Learning from Children Exposed to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation: The Bamboo Project Study on Child Resilience

This report was written in January 2014 by Helen Veitch, Milan Dharel and Rakshya Ojha as part of a series of reports comprising the Bamboo Project – a three-country learning […]

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Learning from Child Protection Systems Mapping and Analysis in West Africa: Research and Policy Implications

This article presents the findings of a research process undertaken by Child Frontiers to map and assess the child protection systems of five West African countries. It highlights that the […]

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It is the Young Tress that Make a Thick Forest: A Report on Redd Barna’s Learning Experiences with Participatory Rural Appraisal in Kyakatebe, Uganda

Redd Barna Uganda is a non-governmental development organisation which focuses on child-centred community development. It is looking to Participatory Rural Appraisal to achieve more participatory planning. This report describes a […]

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Girls in Armed Forces and Groups in Angola: Implications for Ethical Research and Reintegration in Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States

One of the most significant violations of human rights is the recruitment of children, defined under international law as people under eighteen years of age, into armed forces such as […]

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Girl Education Challenge – GEC Wasichana Wote Wasome (Let All Girls Learn) Project Midline Evaluation Report

This is a midline report of the Wasichana Wote Wasome (WWW – ‘Let All Girls Learn’) project. The project aims to improve school enrolment, retention, attendance and learning outcomes for […]

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From Play to Participation: Including Children in The Process of Development: A Report on The Findings of a PLA Project with Children in India

This is a draft report of research carried out with children’s club members in India which was designed to examine approaches and methods to effectively listen to children’s voices and […]

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From Housework to Gold Mining: Child Labour in Rural Vietnam

Save the Children Fund carried out research on the situation of working children in rural areas of Vietnam. The research was largely based on information collected directly from children who […]

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Evaluation Report: Inuka! Community-Led Security Approaches to Violent Extremism in Coastal Kenya

In September 2018, Search for Common Ground (Search) concluded a two-year project called “Inuka! Community-Led Security Approaches to Violent Extremism in Coastal Kenya” (henceforth referred to as Inuka!). Funded by […]

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Evaluation of UNICEF-supported Child-Friendly Spaces in the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) November 2013–November 2014

On 8 November 2013, super Typhoon Haiyan became one of the most powerful tropical storms ever recorded, striking the Visayas region of the Philippines and causing massive death and destruction. […]

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Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

The Global Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding, launched in 2012, seeks to improve child and youth peacebuilding (CYP) practices, and to impact and strengthen the evidence base supporting […]

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Empowering Children Through Visual Communication: A Research Project Funded by CfBT

This research project explores how visual means could be used to improve communication amongst children and between children and adults in the primary school. Drawing on a methodology known as […]

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Conditions for Effective Children’s Participation, According to Children’s Voices

This study focuses on the conditions that children’s participation experiences that take place in different educational settings, such as the school, leisure education and children’s councils, should fulfill. The findings […]

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Community-Based Child Protection Mechanisms in Kilifi, Kenya: A Rapid Ethnographic Study In Two Rural Sites

A 2009 review of community-based child protection mechanisms, which are frontline mechanisms for responding to threats to children’s well being, reported that externally facilitated groups such as Child Welfare Committees […]

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Children’s Strategies for Creating Playspaces: Negotiating Independence in Rural Bolivia

This chapter draws on ethnographic research carried out in rural Bolivia which explores how children and young people negotiate their independence, in particular looking at the strategies they form to […]

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Children’s Rights as Living Rights: The Case of Street Children and a new Law in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

In this article the authors propose the notion of living rights to highlight that children, whilst making use of notions of rights, shape what these rights are, and become, in […]

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Children’s Future Food Inquiry 

The authors focus on three food settings that characterise children’s lives: pre-school, school, and home, and examine the policies and programmes in place that are intended to support children to […]

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Children’s Agency and its Contradictions in the Context of Transnational Labour Migration from Vietnam

In this article, the authors contribute to the growing and diverse literature on the lived experiences of children and their agency in the context of migration. Drawing on in-depth interviews […]

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Child Protection: The Kotkai Experience

This draft report gives account of the Save the Children (UK) work on child protection 2001-2002, in the Kotkai afghan refugee camp, Pakistan. The work is described in three phases. […]

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Child Participation in Practice: SCF NWI’s Experiences in Programming

This paper examines three cases studies conducted by Save the Children Fund UK (SCF) North West India Programme Office (NWI) to give children the opportunity to express aspects of their […]

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Child-Led Research: From Participating in Research to Leading It

This study aims to explore how the participation of children and young people in their own child-led research contribute, positively or negatively, to decision-making processes in the context of humanitarian […]

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Asking, Giving, Receiving: Friendship as Survival Strategy among Accra’s Street Children

This article considers friendship among street children in Accra. Drawing upon the findings of a three-year qualitative research project, the article argues that friendship is a neglected element of research […]

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Ask us Too! Doing Participatory Research with Disabled Children in the Global South

This article considers how disabled children and young people living in the global south can be included actively in research that explores their lives. While acknowledging the complex, theoretical dilemmas […]

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Approaches to Children’s Work and Rights in Nepal

Current economic and political trends present particular challenges for countries dealing with the development of industry without the social infrastructure needed to uphold citizens’ rights. As free trade demands competitiveness […]

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“The Kit” How Youth can Evaluate Their Services

This is a document produced by the youth who ran an evaluation of a youth drop-in centre in Ottawa, Canada. It is colourful and mostly-handwritten. The document outlines the process […]

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“And Then They Left”: Challenges to Child Protection Systems Strengthening in South Sudan

International child protection work has undergone a paradigm shift, moving from addressing issues such as trafficked children, street children and child labour separately to a more integrated systems approach. As […]

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‘Like It, Don’t Like It, You Have To Like It’: Children’s Emotional Responses to the Absence of Transnational Migrant Parents in Lombok, Indonesia

This article explores the experiences and emotions of children in rural East Lombok, Indonesia, who stay behind with relatives or neighbours while their parents leave the country for work. The […]

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‘He Always Thinks He is Nothing’: The Psychosocial Impact of Discrimination on Adolescent refugees in Urban Uganda

Armed conflict causes massive displacement, erodes the social fabric of communities, and threatens the healthy development of a nation’s future – its youth. Although more than half of the world’s […]

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