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Knowledge Digest Issue No. 1


In This Issue:
- Resources and Publications
- Feature Stories
- Global: New and Noteworthy                                                                                                         


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 Resources and Publications


 

The Imperative of Improving Child Nutrition and the Case for Cash Transfers in Cambodia
Addressing under-nutrition yield high economic returns and speeds up poverty reduction. The economic benefits from improved nutrition come, in part, from reduced infant and child mortality and from reduced costs of health care for neonates, infants, and children. The economic benefits are dominated by productivity gains from reduced stunting and from increased schooling and cognitive ability attributable to health in early childhood.
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  Infographic#1: Status of children in Cambodia
The Infographic is one of initiatives of UNICEF Cambodia to ensure that the issues facing children in Cambodia continue to be on the top of the agenda of policy makers and decision makers of the Royal Government, Development Partners and other stakeholders. We believe the Infographic may not give a complete picture of the situation of children; however, it is a good reminder of their call for our continuous coordinated and joint action against the clock toward Cambodia Millennium Development Goals (CMDGs) in 2015. The infographic is not produced for any critical purpose to the government but it is a sign of encouragement for more of our concerted efforts to address them.
To download, please click here English or Khmer.
 

Residential Care in Cambodia
In recent years, residential care in Cambodia has become increasingly common. Since 2005, there has been a 75 per cent increase in the number of residential care facilities across the country, totalling 269 in 2010. This figure only captures facilities that are registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation - the ministry responsible for the welfare of children, so actual numbers could be much higher.
To download this fact sheet, please click HERE.


Feature Stories



 

Community preschools in Cambodia give children the right start in education
The parents of five-year-old Srin Muoy Kea are farmers with a meagre income, but they know the value of early childhood education and wanted to give their daughter the best chance to prepare for entry to primary school when she is six. So they sent her live with her grandparents three kilometres away in Chamkar Sleng village, Tang Kroch commune, where she attends the community preschool.

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  Video: Helping to make Cambodia's children strong, healthy and clever
In April 2012, UNICEF, with funding from Spain through the Millennium Development Goals Joint Programme and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia Ministry of Health, National Centre for Health Promotion (NCHP), the National Nutrition Programme, the World Health Organization, the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (RACHA), and Helen Keller International launched a communication campaign to promote complementary feeding in Cambodia to change the way caregivers feed their children in order to improve child nutrition.
To watch video, please click HERE.
 

Child friendly schools help Cambodian children enjoy learning
“National policy, training and monitoring increase primary school completion rates in rural Cambodia.”
Six year old Kim Houn lives in Kantreang commune in a rural area some 30 km from the tourist hub in Siem Reap city. He is in grade one at the state-run Tropeang Thnuol primary school in Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province.

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Global: New and Noteworthy


 

Improving Child Nutrition: The achievable imperative for global progress
This report showcases new developments in child and maternal nutrition programmes and analyses progress. Case studies from around the world demonstrate how efforts are being brought to scale.

“The legacy of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can last forever. So, we must do what we can, as fast as we can, to give the most disadvantaged mothers and children dependable, quality nutrition”.  Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF.

To download this report, please click HERE.

  OECD/DAC Guidelines: Evaluating Peacebuilding Activities in Settings of Conflict and Fragility, Improving Learning for Results, November 2012
This guidance on evaluating conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities was developed by the DAC Network on Development Evaluation and the DAC Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF). It aims to help fill the learning and accountability gap in settings of conflict and fragility by providing direction to those undertaking or commissioning evaluations and helping them better understand the sensitivities and challenges that apply in such contexts. At the same time, it aims to assist policy makers and practitioners working on peacebuilding to better understand the role and utility of evaluation and grasp how an evaluation lens can help strengthen programme design and management. This publication also provides step-by-step guidance on the core steps in planning, carrying out and learning from evaluation.
To download the guidance document, please click HERE.
  Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs): Learning from Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia, Europe and Middle East, April 2013

EvalPartners recently published this book, in cooperation with UNICEF and IOCE, and in partnership with twenty-three regional and national VOPEs. It focuses on case studies of regional and national VOPEs which share their experiences in strengthening the capacities of individual evaluators to produce credible and useful evaluations, the institutional capacities of the VOPEs themselves, promoting equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations, and, especially, the roles VOPEs are playing to improve the enabling environment for evaluation in their countries. This is the second book in a series on Evaluation and Civil Society.

To download this book free of charge, please click HERE.

Disclaimer:
The information contained in this package does not necessarily reflect the views of UNICEF Cambodia and is meant for general information purposes only. The text has not been edited to official publication standards and neither UNICEF Cambodia nor the Policy, Advocacy and Communication Unit accepts responsibility for errors or omissions.





  For more info, please contact:
Mr. Sanoz Lim,
Senior KM Assistant
slim@unicef.org
Knowledge Management
UNICEF Cambodia Office
No. 11, Street 75, Phnom Penh
www.unicef.org.kh







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