University of New Hampshire, The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP)
Nov 3, 2014 (All day) to Nov 14, 2014 (All day)
The Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (SMDP) moves to Rwanda in November to offer three courses for savings groups practitioners. Our affiliate host Sterling Micro Development Consultants (Rwanda) Ltd. is organizing the workshop at the Nobleza Hotel located in Kicukiro Centre just 15 minutes from Kigali International Air Port.
Every year, roughly 14 million girls are married before their 18th birthday. Instead of playing and learning, child brides as young as 10 years old are often subjected to a life of isolation, poor health and abuse. Child marriage not only violates a girl’s human rights, but it also stifles community, state and global development efforts to end poverty and gender inequality.
The MasterCard Foundation has been dedicated to learning as an organization since our first partnership in 2008. It is in this spirit that we are proud to share Change that Matters: Learning from our Partnerships. Informed by evaluations, research and the expertise of our partners and staff, this report provides a narrative introduction to our work by summarizing key learning from our first six years as a philanthropic organization.
Over the past two decades there have been major improvements in girls’ education. In 1990, less than 50 percent of girls in low-income countries were enrolled in primary school; today that figure has climbed to nearly 80 percent. However, much work remains to be done. Thirty million girls still miss out on basic education, and the challenge for those that now attend school is that they learn while there. Indeed, 250 million children cannot read or write, even after many of them have spent four years in school.
This report presents the findings of an impact evaluation conducted for the Ninaweza program in Kenya. The report discusses the effectiveness of this comprehensive employability skills program model, which focused on information and communication technologies and life skills training for young women living in Nairobi's informal settlements.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Center for Universal Education at Brookings
In the run-up to 2015 and beyond, the global education community must work together to improve learning and propose practical actions to deliver and measure progress. In response, UNESCO through its Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution have co-convened the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF). The project’s main objective is to shift the focus of global education debates from access to access plus learning.
Save the Children, Women's Refugee Commission, Child Protection in Crisis Network, Cash Learning Project (CaLP)
Provides personnel using Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) with advice on the child protection issues to consider during preparation, planning, implementation and monitoring of their programmes. Produced in collaboration between Save the Children, the Women's Refugee Commission, the Child Protection in Crisis Network, and the Cash Learning Project (CaLP).
Columbia University, Women's Refugee Commission, Western Uganda Bantwana Program
This study in Western Uganda tried to determine the links between household income/assets and the protection and well-being of children. We also tried to determine if and how economic interventions for caregivers could improve the lives of the children in their care, without doing inadvertent harm. Armed with answers to these questions, governments, NGOs and donors should be able to make better funding and programming decisions.
The Jeanne Sauve Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program: a unique fellowship spread over two years. Year one consists in a full-time intensive residential phase in Montreal for the entire group of a dozen select Fellows. Year two is a part-time field phase tailored to each individual Fellow's activities in their respective communities and countries.