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3 weeks 14 hours ago
November 20th 2018 marks the 64th anniversary of Universal Children’s Day. It is also the anniversary of the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – the landmark legislation that has defined efforts to realise children’s rights worldwide...
2 months 10 hours ago
Catie Erskine – Senior Research Manager, Policy & Research We recently conducted a qualitative research study focused on the subject of 'Young People, Gambling, and Gambling-Related Harm'. The study, commissioned by GambleAware, found that parents have an ongoing influence on young people...
2 months 2 days ago
We caught up with our colleague Diarmid Campbell-Jack, Senior Research Manager, on his thoughts on World Mental Health Day, young people and their mental health and programmes promising practice in this area. Check out the Q&A with Diarmid below:  It’s World Mental Health Day. Is this really an...
10 months 1 week ago
The mental health of our children and young people has traditionally not always received the profile that it deserves within the public spotlight. Often there has been an absence of positive rhetoric, due to the lack of coordinated action. As a result, the issue has not received the attention and...
11 months 3 weeks ago
Zambia’s economic and fiscal stability contributed to high rates of growth since 2008, leading to better public financial management (PFM). However, PFM remains afflicted with issues of budget discipline (e.g. rampant use of supplementary appropriations and in-year budget amendments) and...
12 months 3 days ago
Between 23rd October and 10th November 2017, Ecorys’ team of Key Experts supported the Solomon Island Government’s RWASH conference, held in the capital Honiara. This conference was part of the Ecorys-led Technical Assistance (TA) project, part of the European Commission-funded “Programme of...
1 year 2 weeks ago
Civil Society Environment Fund, Phase 2 (CSEF2) is a capacity building and environmental grant fund managed by PMTC Ltd and Ecorys on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. CSEF2 aims to ensure the economic and environmental sustainability of Zambia’s environmental and natural resource...
1 year 3 weeks ago
Even small suggestions of fraud can put whole grant investment programmes at risk. Fear of fraud among grant managers is common and intense: not because it is widespread, but because any occurrence seems to cast a shadow of doubt over the good work done by so many. Experiences of dealing with rare...
1 year 1 month ago
Representatives from CSEF 2 visited Rhoida's farm to understand how she has used the skills in organic agriculture to transform her livelihood. Rhoida Salimu is a 48-year-old mother of six, who lives in a village called Mwalubemba in Chongwe District of the Republic of Zambia, where the Ministry...
1 year 2 months ago
The arrival of World Mental Health Day on 10th October provides us all with an additional and very welcome opportunity to reflect on mental health in more detail. Awareness and knowledge around mental health care has been increasing over recent years but there is still stigma attached to mental...

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