Are conditional cash transfers the magical social policy for alleviating poverty? In this guest post, Raluca Herman, shares insights based on fieldwork in the Philippines. Raluca who has an MSc in International Development Studies from Amsterdam University is based in the USA with her husband.
In 2013, the UWEZO Regional Office commissioned a study to document the views of “insiders” on the triggers, motivations, and types of actions that citizens are taking to improve the quality of education. This excerpt is adapted from a report based on interviews of District Coordinators, who are the primary implementers of UWEZO.
Led by Jaslika Director, Sheila Wamahiu, this was the first rigorous, detailed study of Nairobi’s children who lived and worked on the streets.
Jaslika Consulting co-associate, Irene K. Nyamu, examines the merits of the call for a life-course approach to childhood poverty by considering the contributions of the Young Lives Project.
Irene K. Nyamu, a Jaslika Consulting co-associate, explores the role of civil society organisations like Plan International (Plan) in enabling children to claim their rights, including their right to citizenship.