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Keetie Roelen

Research Fellow / Co-Director, Centre for Social Protection

Dr Keetie Roelen is a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection. She is a development economist by training and current research interests include the dynamics of (child) poverty, social protection and the linkages between child protection and social protection.

Keetie has worked with many international organisations such as UNICEF, FAO and Concern Worldwide, performing research and policy advice work in South East Asia, Southern and Eastern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. She has quantitative and qualitative research skills and has designed and delivered lectures and training courses for Masters students, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. Her work has been published in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters, working papers and project reports.

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Research

Project

Pathways to Stronger Futures in Haiti

It is widely understood that poverty undermines early childhood development (ECD). In turn, poor ECD reinforces intergenerational transmission of poverty. Economic strengthening through comprehensive social protection may offer a 'double boon': it can improve ECD in the short-term and reduce...

Project

Impact Evaluation for the UNICEF SCT Project in Oromia and SNNPR

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is collaborating with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to conduct an impact evaluation of the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) programme in Oromia and SNNP Regions of Ethiopia for UNICEF Ethiopia.

Opinions

Opinion

Making graduation programmes work for children

Despite progress in the last decade, child poverty remains widespread. Almost 250 million children aged 0-5 in low- and middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Poverty reduction is vital for improving children’s chances in life, both now and into the...

10 May 2019

Publications

Publication

Starting a New Life: the Story of Jenniflore

IDS Case Study;2019

This case study illustrates the effects of the Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) programme – a graduation programme in Haiti – on Jenniflore and her family. Tackling poverty is crucial for improving early childhood development; in Haiti, this presents an enormous challenge as more than half of the...

19 November 2019

Publication

Standing Strong Together: the Story of Fabienne

IDS Case Study;2019

This case study illustrates the effects of the Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) graduation programme on Fabienne and her family. It is widely understood that poverty undermines early childhood development (ECD), and in turn, poor ECD reinforces intergenerational transmission of poverty. In Haiti, this...

19 November 2019

Publication

Being Apart, Working Together: the Story of Guerlande

IDS Case Study;2019

This case study illustrates the effects of the Chemen Lavi Miyò graduation programme on Guerlande and her family. It is widely understood that poverty undermines early childhood development (ECD), and in turn, poor ECD reinforces intergenerational transmission of poverty. Tackling poverty is...

19 November 2019

Publication

Finding Her Own Way: the Story of Samantha

IDS Case Study;2019

It is widely understood that poverty undermines early childhood development (ECD), and in turn, poor ECD reinforces intergenerational transmission of poverty. Tackling poverty is therefore crucial for improving ECD. In Haiti, this presents an enormous challenge as more than half of the...

19 November 2019

Keetie Roelen’s recent work

Past Event

Does poverty stop at employment?

This side-event is co-hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA), the Impact Initiative and the Institute of Development Studies and will be an interactive session highlighting the evidence from diverse projects, and connecting it to the experiences of people in the...

13 March 2019

Past Event

Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2017

This short course is open to a wide audience of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection. It aims to provide a platform for strengthening conceptual grounding and for engagement in critical debate about...

From 12 June 2017 until 15 June 2017

Past Event

Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2016

This course is open to a wide audience of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection. It aims to provide a platform for strengthening conceptual grounding and for engagement in critical debate about...

From 27 June 2016 until 30 June 2016