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  1. Anonymous
    January 27, 2022 @ 5:02 pm


  2. francesca COOK
    January 28, 2022 @ 8:42 am

    Fabulous initiative on paper… But, it would be very useful to have the links that provide access to the actual programme documents and the monitoring and evaluations documents produced for the first 1000 families. Though this all sounds good on paper, what is suggested is hugely challenging. Were women, men and youth participating in the identification of needs and challenges, the solutions, the design of the programme, the projects? Who is monitoring progress, using which criteria? Do criteria include staying in school the whole year or just being enrolled? When is school? If children are not working, who is doing the work? Or will they have a double burden – school and work? What are the risks for the families if the project results are not what is expected? Was a theory of change process used? Has a political economy analysis taken place?

  3. D. Giovannucci
    February 6, 2022 @ 8:48 pm

    Nestle has the capacity to be a leader in the space and this is a great initiative and so is a commitment of (up to) 500 CHF per year. Nevertheless, the article reads more like a press release with little of the proof points and learning that many professionals would appreciate – as Ms. Cook also suggests. Hope to see more on this Mr Segal.

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