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30 Jul 2015 9:30 EDT

IPA Awarded $850,000 to Evaluate Child Labor Programming in the Philippines

ILAB has announced that Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) has been awarded $850,000 to rigorously evaluate the effects of a program implemented by the government of the Philippines to help child laborers and their families over the next three years. IPA will used a Randomized Control Trial to scientifically measure the impact of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment's Kabuhayan Para sa Magulang ng Batang Manggagawa (KASAMA) Program, which assists families of child laborers. Learn More »

30 Jul 2015 9:30 EDT

$12M in grants to benefit vulnerable children and youth in cocoa growing areas of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

For more than a decade, the U.S. government has been championing efforts to reduce child labor in West African cocoa production, providing vulnerable children in cocoa-growing areas with better access to education and vocational training, and their families with support so they can better provide for themselves and meet their basic needs without relying on child labor. Learn More »

20 Jul 2015 16:15 EDT

$4.8M in funding to fight child labor in agricultural supply chains

Ricardo stands on his tiptoes, straining to reach into a tangle of branches to retrieve a cluster of coffee berries. He makes his way along the row of trees, each laden with hundreds of the tiny fruit, dropping them carefully in his basket. He repeats this process for hours. His unprotected hands and arms are covered with scratches, his bare feet and legs bitten by bugs, his skin scorched by the hot sun. At 10 years old, this is the world he knows; he has never seen the inside of a classroom. Learn More »

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