The latest edition of Research Watch from the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti drills down to bedrock assumptions which underpin the many ways our societies fail to protect adolescent girls.
Santiago Cueto, in his regular GPE blog, explains why recent regional evaluation from UNESCO shows improvements in mathematics, reading comprehension and science.
In this Guardian Development blog, Andreas Georgiadis describes how some children affected by the 2008 food crisis in Peru recovered from stunting and asks is it time to focus beyond the first 1,000 days?
Santiago Cueto asks, in his regular blog for GPE, Is it the disadvantaged backgrounds or the quality of education that affects children’s learning more?
Abhijeet Singh summarises the evidence on the benefits of the Midday Meal Scheme in India. Findings suggest there may be some hope for correcting early nutritional deprivations which have happened during the critical 1000-day window from conception to a child’s second birthday.
In this Guardian Poverty blog, Abhijeet Singh of Young Lives describes how the free midday meals scheme has improved the lives of many schoolchildren, boosting attendance and nutrition.
The Department for International Development-funded Young Lives project has been following children in four developing countries - Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam - since birth.