Resource Centre

  • The Secondary Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This rapid review focuses on identifying evidence on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It aims to enable a greater understanding of the unique circumstances of women and girls in the region, which could ...

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  • Every Child Can Be a Superhero

    This video is produced for children and parents amidst this coronavirus pandemic. It is specific to Rwanda but the message of staying home and practicing good hygiene is the same globally. It was produced with this in mind, accurate and age-appropriate ...

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  • The Health of Internally Displaced Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review

    Around 41,3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were located around the world at the end of 2018. The same year, internal displacement in sub-Saharan Africa was higher than in any other region, with approximately 7,4 million people displaced ...

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  • Childhood Morbidity and its Determinants: Evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

    The global under-five mortality rate reduced from 93 per 1000 live births in 1990 to 39 per 1000 live births in 2018. Still, the rate increased in sub-Saharan Africa from 31% in 1990 to 54% in 2018. One of the main causes to these deaths is morbidity. ...

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  • “As Long as We Live on the Streets, They Will Beat Us”: Rwanda’s abusive detention of children

    International law states that children only should be deprived of liberty as a measure of last resort, and the UNCRC places an obligation on governments to protect children from all forms of physical or psychological violence. If children do commit crimes, ...

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  • Reproductive Health in Emergencies Tablet-Based Supervision System to Improve Competency of Health Care Providers

    This brief provides an overview of the Reproductive Health in Emergencies Tablet-Based Supervision System. The tablet-based supervision system allows streamlining supervision systems, prioritization of whom to supervise based on the needs, adapting individual ...

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  • The Contribution of Various Actors Towards Localization of Humanitarian and Development Action in Rwanda

    Although the significance of local response in humanitarian action and the principle of local ownership as a best practice has been recognized for a while, the localization agenda has gained momentum since the World Humanitarian Summit of 2016 when several ...

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  • Children's Book Development and Use in Rwanda

    In Rwanda, Save the Children collaborated with Education and Culture Ministries, publishing industry stakeholders, schools, book sellers and libraries in order to strengthen existing systems and increase output and availability of quality local language ...

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  • Rwanda: Midterm survey tracking literacy, knowledge, attitudes, and practices at the school and community level

    Mureke Dusome was a four-year USAID-funded project that aimed to foster partnerships between schools and the broader community in a bid to improve children’s literacy outcomes. The project was being implemented by Save the Children and its partner ...

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  • Emergency Contraception in Reproductive Health Programs in Humanitarian Settings

    Our reproductive health in emergencies program strives to provide a full range of modern contraceptive methods so that women may access the contraception method that is best suited to their needs. Emergency contraception (EC) is a critical part to the ...

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  • Innovations Used in the Advancing the Right to Read Program in Rwanda

    This paper focus on  innovative adaptations that were made to Advancing the Right to Read programming (including peer learning circles and model teachers of Kinyarwanda) and discuss: why they resulted, what impact they had and what they have taught ...

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  • Knowledge Matters: Twenty years of child survival programs in Concern

    Concern’s first Child Survival program was initiated in Bangladesh in 1998. Today, the program has been active for 20 years and is present in seven countries across the world. During these years, the program has strengthened not only communities but ...

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  • Nourishing a New Generation in Rwanda: Scaling-up the point-of-use fortification programme nationwide

    Rwanda is the first country in Africa to attempt a nationwide expansion of its point-of-use fortification programme, which provides micronutrient powders (MNPs) to enrich children’s foods with essential nutrients. The programme is available across ...

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  • Mureke Dusome Impact Evaluation Endline Report

    Mureke Dusome (“Let’s Read”) is a four-year, community-focused literacy project in Rwanda that aims to improve children’s literacy skills by encouraging and supporting reading outside of school. Mureke Dusome is funded by the United States Agency ...

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  • Building on Existing Strengths to Use Technology to Enhance Early Learning Programming

    This paper describes how technology is being used to inform/enhance education programming/monitoring globally and recommendations around ways in which this could inform Save the Children’s work in the future. 

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  • Gender-Transformative Bandebereho Couples’ Intervention to Promote Male Engagement in Reproductive and Maternal Health and Violence Prevention in Rwanda: Findings from a randomized controlled trial

    Rigorous evidence of the effectiveness of male engagement interventions, particularly on how these interventions impact relationship power dynamics and women’s decision-making, remains limited. This study assessed the impact of the Bandebereho gender-transformative ...

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  • Spotlight on Rwanda

    Rwanda is one of the few sub-Saharan African countries on track to achieve MDGs 4 and 5. Child mortality fell rapidly between 2000 and 2013 from 182 to 52 deaths per 1,000 live births. Maternal mortality fell from 1,000 deaths to 320 per 100,000 live ...

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  • Engaging the Private Sector Towards an Improved Literate Environment: A learning paper on book development in Rwanda

    This learning paper/report on the journey of the children’s book industry in Rwanda though the support of Advancing the Right to Read: Education Program including factors that contributed to or inhibited change along the way and learning for within ...

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  • Systemic Change in Early Childhood Literacy: Lessons from Save the Children Rwanda: 2012-2017

    This learning paper highlights  different ways to influence systemic change for improved literacy environment. The paper focuses on touch points throughout the journey of the Advancing the Right to Read program in Rwanda to map changes in the literacy ...

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  • Advancing the Right to Read in Rwanda: Key programme achievements & learning

    The Advancing the Right to Read in Rwanda (ARR) programme was designed as a direct response to the critical challenge of quality of learning in Rwanda. Save the Children identified the lack of sufficient support for Rwandan children in developing school ...

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