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Public launch of Harmful Traditional Practices Report in Malawi
May 2019: On July 10th, a delegation of the University of Zurich reached Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, to participate to the official launch of the report that CCWD produced and that is titled Traditional Practices in Malawi.
Prof Lichand invited to speak at Symposium at Berkeley University of California
May 2019: Research Director, Prof Lichand will be discussing preliminary results of our recent study in Malawi. The talk will take place at the 2019 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC), at the University of Berkeley - California. On May 30th, he will be presenting the working paper Harming to Signal, during the session on Social Norms.
CCWD supports the UZH Innovators Camp
May 2019: The second edition of the UZH Innovators Camp supports social entrepreneurs from UZH, ETH and ZHdK who contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5 or 12: quality education and lifelong learning; gender equality and female empowerment; sustainable consumption and production.
CCWD publishes Bachelor Thesis on Sport and Development
May 2019: The excellent work of student Giulia Milesi is now published on CCWD website. This bachelor thesis analyzes the relationship between sports and the psychological dimension of child and adolescent development.
Publication of CCWD's 2018 Annual Report
April 2019: The Center for Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich has published its Annual Report for the year 2018. It is now available online. The Annual Report contains all the activities that took place in the preceding year.
Prof. Lichand presenting at the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein
April 2019: On April 9th 2019, Prof. Lichand was invited to speak at the Committee for UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein, in Zurich. The lecture was titled Harmful Traditional Practices: Measurement, Drivers and Interventions. The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session.
CCWD releases Desk Review on Harmful Traditional Practices
April 2019: Traditional cultural practices span across all cultures and societies for generations and they reflect values and beliefs held by its members. Some of them are beneficial to all members, while some are harmful to a specific group, especially women and children. Please read this in-depth Desk Review on harmful and traditional practices, a document prepared by CCWD and related to SDG #3.
Read Faith Millongo's blog article
March 2019: Read Faith Millongo’s article about his work as a reseach associate on a lab-in-the-field experiment.
Read Maite Deambrosi's blog article
December 2018: “We will invite the poorest Malawian households’ heads to attend workshops that have been designed to boost participants’ future-orientation by improving goal-setting, self-efficacy, and making the consequences of present actions more salient”. (Maite Deambrosi).
Read Simon Hänni's blog article: Traditional Practices Study in Malawi
November 2018: “Concerning child marriage, the study documents that still almost 50% of girls get married all over the country before they reach the age of 18. Poverty is one of the most commonly reported reasons to carry out a child marriage.” (Simon Haenni).
Meet Faith Millongo, research associate in the project Parents’ Future-Orientation and Investments in Children, Malawi
November 2018: Faith works as a research associate at Innovations for Poverty Action Malawi, a research organization that collaborates with the University of Zurich to collect high-quality data in the field. Find out what Faith shared with us about conducting research, what she finds inspiring, and why she feels optimistic.
Research Symposium in Lilongwe, Malawi
August 2018: The Research Symposium was aimed to share knowledge from research on child well-being and development, including rigorous research using randomized control trial and longitudinal studies. The event was part of a collaboration between the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, UNICEF and the Swiss Development Agency.
Publication of CCWD's 2017 Annual Report
August 2018: The Center for Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich has published its Annual Report for the year 2017. It is now available online. The Annual Report contains all the activities that took place in the preceding year.
Launch of data collection in Malawi
June 2018: The Center for Child Well-being and Development at University of Zurich launched its data collection for its project on harmful practices against children and teenagers, which takes place in Malawi.
Workshop on Technology in collaboration with the Jacobs Center at UZH
June 2018: The Center for Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich along with the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development are glad to announce a one-day workshop on technologies linked to child and youth development.
New project in Ivory Coast on parenting and education
June 2018: The Center for Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich entered into a partnership with Jacobs Foundation for the project “Harnessing differences to optimize learning”, which takes place in Ivory Coast.
Field Report: Piloting experiments in Malawi
May 2018: Read Dario Meili’s Field Report from Malawi.
Child Well-Being and Development Podcast Series
May 2018: The podcast series is created to disseminate knowledge and evidence produced by top-level economists and development practitioners. Most of the audio files have been registered during events organized by the Center - in Zurich or elsewhere in the world.
The long-run Impacts of Improving Child Health: The Case of Deworming
May 2018: Watch Michael Kremer’s keynote speech which he delivered during the 2018 CCWD Annual Conference.
Partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia
May 2018: The Center for Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich entered into a strategic partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia for a project on sports and development, which takes place in Ethiopia.
Lichand’s inaugural lecture
April 2018: Guilherme Finkelfarb Lichand gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Zurich on April 30, 2018.
Guilherme Lichand participated in an international summit in Bali
April 2018: The 2018 International Social and behavior Change Communication summit was held from 16 to 20 April 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. The submit was open to a wide range of people from the government, regional entities, academics, NGOs, CSOs, global agencies, and the private sector, working on development and health issues.
UZH Magazine published a debate between Prof. Lichand and Prof. Berndt
March 2018: The University of Zurich Magazine published a debate entitled “In the engine room of the world”.
Interview with Prof. Guilherme Lichand on poverty trap
March 2018: An interview was conducted with Brazilian economist Prof. Guilherme Lichand on the topic “Out of the Poverty Trap by Text Message”. According to him, “If we want to find ways out of poverty, we have to understand how it impacts our cognitive faculties.”
Prof. Guilherme Lichand participated in a conference in Norway
March 2018: A conference was conducted in Norway at the University of Stavanger Business School on 7-8 March 2018 on Psychology and Education.
Workshop on Longitudinal Studies
November 2017: The Center for Child Well-being and Development at the University of Zurich along with the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development conducted a workshop on longitudinal studies on 30 November 2017 at the University of Zurich.