Resource Centre

  • Follow the Money: Equitably financing child survival

    Four years on from the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, child mortality rates continue to fall, yet big inequalities in child survival persist. Deprived and marginalised children are far less likely to have access to basic healthcare services ...

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  • A FrameWorks Institute Communications Toolkit: Reframing early childhood development and learning

    Reframing Early Childhood Development and Learning is a communications toolkit for building public support in Kenya for better child development policies and programmes. This collection of research, recommendations and sample communications is designed ...

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  • Addressing the Humanitarian-Development Nexus in the Horn of Africa

    Protracted crises resulting from prolonged conflict, recurring drought, and natural hazards, as well as cycles of displacement characterize several parts of the Horn of Africa (HoA). The scale of crises, stretched resources and the need to support communities ...

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  • Lessons Learned from Youth Employment Programmes in Kenya

    The government of Kenya with the support of multilateral donors, especially the World Bank, has introduced several youth employment initiatives since the 2000s, including a large-scale public works programme. There is a mix of supply-side programmes ...

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  • Empower Her, Protect Them: Evaluating the integration of family planning and immunizing services

    In 2015, the Pfizer Foundation launched a pilot program with four international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) in five African countries (CARE, Benin; IRC, Ethiopia and Uganda; World Vision, Kenya; Save the Children, Malawi). The grant program, ...

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  • Horn of Africa One Year On Report: Helping children and their families survive the gripping impact of the drought in 2017

    The Horn of Africa has been grappling with the effects of consecutive failed rains across Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia that led to 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at the start of 2017.  Save the Children’s response over the past ...

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  • Adolescents in Transition in the Horn of Africa

    Cycles of drought, conflict and political instability in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) continue to impact the wellbeing of children, and the situation is getting worse with the frequency of crises and growing population pressures. ...

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  • Achieving True Early Action: A summary of Save the Children's learning from 3 pilot projects to mitigate slow onset food and nutrition crises (2014-2017)

    In many countries, resilience and development gains continue to be undermined by recurrent, predictable slow onset food and nutrition crises. Despite early warning signs, the humanitarian community is slow to react, only after lives and livelihoods already ...

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  • Bridging the Gap: Engaging adolescents for nutrition, health, and sustainable development 2018

    Adolescents make up approximately a quarter of the world's population. Yet, we are not aware of how to best support them as they go through this foundational phase of life. Most adolescent youth already play an active role in the providing food for their ...

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  • Kenya Signature Programme Endline Evaluation Report

    Save the Children designed a health programme known as the Kenya Signature Programme (KSP) in collaboration with the county governments of Bungoma, Busia, and Wajir counties in Kenya as well as the Reproductive, Maternal Health Services, Neonatal, Child ...

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  • Compromised Futures: East Africa's drought and conflict crisis' impact on children's wellbeing

    Persistent drought and conflict has caused devastating food insecurity across East Africa with multiple, dire, and potentially long-term effects on children. Besides being an immediate threat to children's survival in terms of health and well-being, ...

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  • Unconditional Cash Transfers in Turkana

    Kenya has been experiencing the worst drought in recent history, whose effect exceeds those of the 2011 Horn of Africa drought. In February 2017, the Government declared a national drought emergency, with 23 of 47 counties affected and the number of ...

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  • Youth Transitions in the Horn of Africa: A Study on Youth Migration and Save the Children Programming in the Arid Lands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

    A major shift in humanitarian approaches to protracted crises began following the 2010/11 drought in the Horn of Africa (HoA). The scale of the suffering combined with the failure of the international humanitarian system and governments in the region ...

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  • Equipping Adolescent Girls with Health, Life Skills and Financial Literacy Through Safe Spaces: Learning brief

    Adolescent girls in Kenya face a number of risks and vulnerabilities that can affect their health, education status, and general well-being. The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K) is currently delivering multi-sectoral interventions, targeting ...

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  • Final Evaluation Report for the Action “Integrated Approach to Child Protection Against Violence in Kenya”

    Plan International in Denmark and Kenya commissioned a final evaluation of the action: “Integrated Approach to Child Protection Against Violence in Kenya” implemented in partnership with Childline Kenya (CLK), the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), ...

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  • A Cost of the Diet Analysis in Turkana County, Kenya

    Situated in the North-West of Kenya, Turkana is one of the poorest regions of the country and affected by persistently high rates of malnutrition. Persistently high rates of malnutrition and the current upward trend indicate a critical situation in Turkana ...

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  • Nutrition in the WHO African Region

    Today, nutrition is considered a fundamental pre-requisite to health and well-being, and a primary indicator of future human capital development. The first 1000 days of a child's life is especially crucial. Physical growth and cognitive development within ...

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  • Assessment of MNCH Services Provided by Private Health Care Providers in Kibra Sub-County of Nairobi County

    In Kenya, as in many African countries, the healthcare landscape is made up of both public and private health care providers (PHCPs). Often, it is where clients – including those who live in informal settlements- first seek care. This care is typically ...

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  • Violence Against Children in All Care Settings: Africa expert consultation 

    In 2014, the New York Working Group on Children without Parental Care and the Special Representative for the Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence Against Children (VAC) collaborated to initiate a series of regional expert consultations on children’s ...

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  • Using Conditional Cash Transfers to Improve Education Status of Girls: Learning brief

    Adolescent girls in Kenya face a number of risks and vulnerabilities that can affect their health, education status, and general well-being. The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya (AGI-K) is currently delivering multi-sectoral interventions, targeting ...

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