Key findings and recommendations from a research study on the long-term impacts of the 2015-6 El Nino drought upon vulnerable children in Ethiopia.
Felicity Le Quesne Lilli Loveday Terry Roopnaraine
The research shows how the short-term impacts of drought, the coping mechanisms employed by households and communities, and external interventions and conditions, all contribute to shaping long-term implications for (and trajectories of) child development. The importance of taking a long-term perspective on child well-being, that integrates the concept of resilience, is underscored. Recommendations refer to broader strategic considerations as well as sectoral actions.
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