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Carolina Szyp

Research Officer

Carolina Szyp is a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Her research interests include children’s work, education, youth employment in agriculture, decent work and social protection.

Since joining IDS, she has worked on a number of projects including ‘Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture’, focusing on the forms, drivers and experiences of children’s harmful work in African Agriculture; ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa’, specifically looking at how young people engage with the rural economy; and ‘Programme Partnership between Irish Aid and IDS’, focusing on the impact of social protection interventions on youth employment outcomes. Before joining IDS, Carolina’s roles in academia and the private sector required a comprehensive range of cross-sector skills such as stakeholder engagement, operations and analysis.

Research

Project

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA) is a seven-year, DFID-funded research programme that started in January 2020. The aim of the programme is to build evidence on: the forms, drivers, and experiences of children’s harmful work in African agriculture; ...

Publications

Carolina Szyp’s recent work