In 2015-2016, the Center led an effort for UNICEF Jamaica to conduct a human-rights based and equity-focused Situation Analysis of children in Jamaica.
In 2015-2016, we assisted UNICEF Indonesia in a project to review and assess the effectiveness of violence prevention programs in Papua, South Sulawesi, and Central Java provinces.
UNICEF South Africa
In 2015, for UNICEF South Africa, the Center developed a comprehensive C4D strategy to address violence against children. We also led an in-country workshop to inform government and non-government stakeholders about the strategy and about the critical role for evidence-based practices.
In 2016-2017, we conducted formative research to identify social norms that influence maternal, newborn, and child health in Ghana, in order to identify entry points for stakeholders to reinforce positive norms and change harmful ones.
GW Cross-Disciplinary Research Fund Award
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UNICEF awarded the Center a long-term arrangement (LTA) contract for global provision of communication for development (C4D) strategic support for a minimum of four years starting in 2014. Under the LTA contract, the Center may support any number of projects solicited by UNICEF country or regional offices worldwide. The Center has been selected to provide expertise in C4D research and analysis; planning and strategy development; and information and knowledge management.
In 2016-2018, the Center, in collaboration with the GW Department of Anthropology, conducted a pilot study to identify prevailing health factors among Central American immigrants at different stages of migration from country of origin to Langley Park, Maryland. The project examined the sociocultural circumstances that surround Central American migration to the U.S., and how those conditions, including trauma, specifically influence the health of Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Honduran immigrant residents in Langley Park, Maryland.
UNICEF Belize and Belize National Committee on Families and Children
In 2017-2019, the Center led an effort for UNICEF Belize and the Belize National Committee on Families and Children to conduct a human-rights based and equity-focused Situation Analysis of children in Belize. It is the second situation analysis conducted by CSWD staff in Belize, the first completed in 2011 and still used by UNICEF in its work with the government of Belize.