This section contains external links and resources that may be useful to individuals interested in our regions and programmatic areas.

Children with disabilities

The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities (UNICEF)

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Securing the right to health for children with disabilities (2018) The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Volume 2, No. 1, p1.

Developmental disabilities among children younger than 5 years in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (2018) The Lancet Global Health. Published online 29 August 2018.

Children in care

Chernego, DI; McCall, RB; Wanless, SB; Groark, CJ; Vasilyeva, MJ; et al (2018) The effect of a social-emotional intervention on the development of preterm infants in institutions. Infants & Young Children. Volume 31, Issue 1, p 37-52.

Berens, AE & Nelson, CA. The science of early adversity: is there a role for large institutions in the care of vulnerable children? Lancet 2015; 386: 388–98.

Children under the age of three in formal care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: a rights based regional situation analysis. UNICEF (2012)

Abandoned by the state: violence, neglect, and isolation for children with disabilities in Russian orphanages. Human Rights Watch (2014)

At home or in a home? Formal care and adoption of children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. UNICEF (2010)

United Nations’ Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children (2010).

Child development and protection

Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development Framework. WHO (2018).

Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale (2016) Lancet series.

Social Monitor: Social protection for child rights and well-being in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. UNICEF (2015)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Investing in young children: An early childhood development guide for policy dialogue and project preparation. World Bank (2011)

Banks, LM; Mearkle, R; MacTaggart, I; Walsham, M; Kuper, H; Blanchet, K; (2016) Disability and social protection programmes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Oxford Development Studies. pp. 1-17.

Organisations and initiatives

The BEARR Trust

CELCIS- Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland

European Association on Early Childhood Intervention (EURLYAID)

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Series, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

International Society on Early Intervention

Mellow Parenting

UNICEF Central and Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CEECIS)

International Centre for Evidence in Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London

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