We are conducting 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
UNICEF Headquarters 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. UNICEF defines C4D as a systematic, planned and evidence-based strategic process to promote positive and measurable individual behavior and social change. 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.
The Center is conducting a pilot study with the GW Department of Anthropology to identify prevailing health factors among Central American immigrants at stages of migration from country of origin to Langley Park, MD.
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, and led an in-country workshop for implementing government and non-government stakeholders on the strategy and need for evidence-based practices.