OPM project included in Best of UNICEF Research 2018

Best of UNICEF Research 2018 includes our research on the impacts of El Niño in Ethiopia

For the sixth year, UNICEF Innocenti has announced its ‘Best of UNICEF Research’, sharing some of the work that has had, or is likely to have, a significant impact on policies and programmes that benefit children.

Twelve finalists were chosen from 105 eligible submissions, and reviewed by an external panel of international experts. The winning research projects were praised by the panel for their “strong conceptualisation, sound methodology, originality, and potential for impact”, adding that they were all “very relevant to UNICEF’s work and country-specific priorities, with many already impacting national policies and programmes”.

OPM were recognised for a project in Ethiopia, researching the impacts of the 2015-16 El Niño episode that caused drought across large parts of eastern, southern, and central Ethiopia. The research is intended to build the evidence base on the impacts that droughts have on child well-being, particularly with a view to informing policy and programming. You can read more about the project, and discover the research publication that UNICEF Innocenti nominated, in our webpage about the project.

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