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Impact of COVID-19 on youth in the Lake Chad region

11 November 2020

The crisis affecting the Lake Chad Basin is one of the most severe humanitarian emergencies in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic will further impact people living in humanitarian contexts with weak health systems. This report highlights the effects of the pandemic on young people. 

The Case for Holistic Investment in Girls

28 October 2020

In this report, Citi Global Insights and Plan International argue that a comprehensive and fully-costed series of interventions allowing economies to attain 100% upper secondary school completion rates for girls by 2030, could lift GDP in emerging economies by 10% on average compared to a business-as-usual scenario. 

Call For Law Reform

8 October 2020

The current law in Bangladesh that addresses child marriage is the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2017 (CMRA) that repealed the earlier British law of 1929. The Act sets the minimum age of marriage for a male as 21 years and for a female as 18 years. CMRA criminalizes contracting, allowing, or solemnising of a child marriage. In 2018, the Child Marriage Restraint Rules (the Rules) had been also formulated providing details of the formation and responsibilities of the Child Marriage Prevention Committees, along with other functional details.

Cash transfer and child protection

Cash transfer and child protection

2 October 2020

This report assesses Plan International's Monetary Transfer and Child Protection Project in Central African Republic. It aims to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the programme, including implementation challenges and successes, benefits and associated risks for beneficiaries,and to identify priorities for continued capacity building. 

Cash transfer and education

Cash transfer and education

2 October 2020

This report assesses Plan International's Tawasol: Learning for Coexistence Project in Egypt to understand its strengths and weaknesses, including implementation challenges and successes, risks and benefits for beneficiaries, and any needs for continued capacity building. 

Cash and voucher assistance for adolescents

Cash and voucher assistance for adolescents

2 October 2020

During crises, the institutions, systems and community cohesion that normally support adolescent development break down. This report documents evidence and effective practices related to adolescent-focused programming from the child protection, health and education sectors that can be applied to the use of cash and voucher assistance programming for adolescents.

Becoming an Adult in Internal Displacement

Becoming an Adult in Internal Displacement

23 September 2020

Raising awareness on the need to include young internally displaced persons in plans to prevent and respond to displacement, to ensure adequate support for all, and to make the most of the resilience and resources young people can display under such circumstances. 

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Halting Lives: The Impact of COVID-19 on Girls

21 September 2020

This research report looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls and young women, with insights from over 7,000 girls across 14 countries.