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CLARISSA Cash Plus Social Protection Intervention: An Evaluation

CLARISSA Research and Evidence Paper 12

This paper presents the results of the multi-method evaluation of the CLARISSA Cash Plus pilot, which was an innovative social protection scheme for tackling social ills, including the worst forms of child labour.

Neil Howard & 5 others

24 June 2024

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Using ethical images in the WASH sector - an online training course to help participants tell more compelling and respectful stories to amplify the messages needed to achieve water, sanitation and hygiene for all.

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