Reducing Child Labor in Nepal

Funded by: U.S. Department of Labor Country: Nepal Date Range: 2015-2019 Project Lead: NDIGD Notre Dame Collaborators: Dept. of Economics

NDIGD is designing and implementing an impact evaluation to determine the most effective approaches in reducing child labor in Nepal by examining one such effort, UNICEF Nepal programming. UNICEF Nepal has implemented services and programs such as establishing a child helpline, creating temporary shelters, making counseling and referral to legal services available, and making formal, non-formal and vocational education services available. With 40% of Nepal’s population between the ages of 5 and 17 engaged in child labor, finding effective methods to reduce child labor is particularly pressing. NDIGD is assessing the best way to address this complex socioeconomic issue.

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NDIGD awarded grant from U.S. Department of Labor to evaluate approaches in reducing child labor