Are targeting policies good for education? The conditional cash transfer programme in the Philippines

Are targeting policies good for education?  The conditional cash transfer programme in the Philippines

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.

Triggering Citizens’ Action: Views from Within

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.

Have Recent Global Campaigns on Birth Registration Enhanced Children’s Claims to Citizenship? A Critical Examination of “Count Every Child” by Plan International.

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.