Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020: Goal Area 5 - Every child has an equitable chance in life

Publication Year:
December 15, 2020
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Every year, UNICEF showcases quality research and evaluations for children through Best of UNICEF Research and Most Influential Evaluations. For 2020, the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the UNICEF Evaluation Office have joined forces to produce a single publication awarding reports with a high potential for impact on policies and programmes that benefit children.

Submitted by UNICEF offices from around the world, the reports analyse the changing world around us and evaluate progress towards a better world. In the current global political climate, evidence, facts and objective assessment are needed more than ever to help enhance the rights and well-being of the world’s children, and to reimagine a better future for every child.

The Best of UNICEF Research and Evaluation 2020 showcases 18 finalists grouped according to UNICEF's five goal areas, as well as those who cover multiple goals. Download the full report or scroll through summaries of the winning entries below.


Goal Area 5: Every child has an equitable chance in life

Every child has the right to fulfil his or her potential. And yet, extreme poverty, geography, conflict, discrimination, exclusion and other barriers hold back millions of children around the world, with lifelong consequences for themselves and their societies as inequity and deprivation perpetuate poverty across generations.



How can fiscal policies in Belarus reduce child poverty more effectively?

Commitment to Equity for Children: Redistributive Effects and Efficiency of Social Assistance to Households with Children in Belarus

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Could Chad prevent an oil crisis from fuelling child poverty?

Impacts de la baisse des prix du pétrole de 2014-2016 sur le bien-être des enfants au Tchad: Analyse à l’aide d’un modèle EGC dynamique avec microsimulations totalement intégrées 

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Does an integrated nutrition and social cash transfer programme improve outcomes for children in Ethiopia?

Impact Evaluation of Improved Nutrition through Integrated Basic Social Services and Social Cash Transfer Pilot Program (IN-SCT) in Oromia and SNNP Regions, Ethiopia

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Are national workplace policies supporting new mothers in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Maternidad y paternidad en el lugar de trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe — políticas para la licencia de maternidad y paternidad y apoyo a la lactancia materna

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How will Thailand counteract intergenerational poverty with its child support grant?

Thailand Child Support Grant (CSG) Impact Assessment Endline Report

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