CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Consultancy – Human Capital Development in Cocoa Farming Communities in Côte d’Ivoire

Bernard van Leer Foundation is Seeking a Consultant Terms of Reference Position: Consultant, Ivory Coast partnership Reports to: Executive Director Based in: Consultant may be based anywhere. Abidjan is ideal. Otherwise preference for West Africa or Europe. If based outside of Abidjan, +/- 3 trips to Abidjan will be necessary. One trip to Europe may […]

BLOG: Selecting Indicators of Healthy Early Childhood Development

On the Al Jazeera TV news this evening, Dr Priscilla Atwani Idele, a statistics expert at UNICEF HQ in New York, with considerable field experience in sub-Saharan Africa, was interviewed on the remarkable reduction of infant mortality around the world since 1990. Over the past 25 years the rate has been reduced by more than […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PROGRAM MANAGER FOR CRCT IN RWANDA (ECD & VIOLENCE PREVENTION)

This is an updated call for applications to an earlier post. To apply for the below job announcement, please log onto www.employment.harvard.edu and reference requisition # 36542BR under the “Search Jobs” tab.   Auto req ID 36542BR Business Title RPCGA Program Manager School/Unit Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Sub-Unit ———— Location USA – […]

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOL: ENGLISH OR KISWAHILI?

Language of instruction has been a contentious issue for quite some time, especially in the early years. But what about later? Check out NPR’s Goats and Soda episode on a short film made by high school students from Zanzibar on the issues around English only instruction. To go to the page and see the film click […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Program Manager Rwanda (ECD & Violence Prevention)

Job Title: Program Manager Duties & Responsibilities: The World Bank seeks a skilled Program Manager to work with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Research Program on Children and Global Adversity’s (RPCGA) to manage all aspects of family-based intervention projects related Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention. Working closely with colleagues at the Harvard […]

IPA BLOG: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A REVOLUTION BREAKS OUT DURING YOUR STUDY?

by Nolwenn Gontard   Editor’s note: in October 2014 IPA’s West Africa programs director woke up at 5AM to his cell phone ringing and a staffer reassuring him “the Parliament is on fire, but don’t worry, everybody’s fine, we’re going to work from home today.” In a blog post below, intern Nolwenn Gontard from our […]

Publication: Prepregnancy Body Mass and Weight Gain During Pregnancy in India and Sub-Saharan Africa

By DIANE COFFEY To download article click here. Abstract Despite being wealthier, Indian children are significantly shorter and smaller than African children. These differences begin very early in life, suggesting that they may in part reflect differences in maternal health. By applying reweighting estimation strategies to the Demographic and Health Surveys, this paper reports, to my knowledge, […]