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PDA Child Abuse Tracker

The PDA child abuse tracker continues to record cases of child abuse in Ghana. In 2021, the platform recorded over 80 child abuse cases reported in predominantly-online publications of selected media outlets. The specifics of the reports from Quarter 2, Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 of 2021 can be found here, along with accompanying infographics which can…

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Nyonkopa Child Labour Remediation VSLA

The Nyonkopa Child Labor Remediation Project is a 2-year contractual engagement between Barry-Callebaut (Parent Company of Nyonkopa Cocoa) and Participatory Development Associates as the service provider. The entire remediation intervention was built on PDA’s participatory Child Labor Remediation Module developed through years of implementing child labor remediation in the cocoa sector in multiple countries including…

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VSLA-CHILD (Ivory Coast)

The VSLA-CHILD project in Ivory Coast is also a child labour remediation initiative with the same methodology as the VSLA-CHILD project which is being implemented in Ghana. Under the Ivory Coast Project, 25 groups are expected to be formed. Existing cocoa farmer cooperatives are the main target for the formation of the VSLA groups. Initial…

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VSLA-GALS (Cameroon)

Participatory Development Associates (PDA), in partnership with Beyond Beans and SOCAM 5C, are implementing the Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) and Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS) [VSLA-GALS] project in 7 selected cocoa growing communities in Cameroon. The seven project communities are Mbele, Ekekom, Bilon, Ekoumdouma, Nkole Ekui, Minkama, Endama. The VSLA-GALS project aims to…

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VSLA-CHILD (Ghana)

The VSLA-CHILD Project is a Beyond Beans-funded child labour remediation initiative that aims to tackle child labour in cocoa producing communities through a community-driven approach. Participatory Development Associates is the lead implementer of this project in 57 cocoa growing communities. The project seeks to increase the access of 2500 farmers to microcredit, improve their savings…

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Community Needs Assessment for Beyond Beans

PDA and Beyond Beans have been working together in cocoa communities to implement livelihood and financial inclusion interventions to cushion cocoa farmers that the Beyond Beans works with. The latest of such collaborations is a study to understand the immediate (pressing) needs and long term (future) needs of cocoa farmers in Beyond Beans’ operational communities.…

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Vulnerability and Exclusion Assessment for UNICEF Ghana and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection

PDA in partnership with Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is conducting a Vulnerability and Exclusion assessment study to assist the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and UNICEF Ghana to adopt a suitable working definition of vulnerability and exclusion for the Ghanaian context. This will promote a consistent understanding of the terms across state…

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Endline Assessment of Women Economic Empowerment Through Rural Financing in Ghana and DRC Using Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol (QuIP) Methodology

The PDA REL team and the Bath Social Development Research (Bath SDR) have been working to provide longitudinal evaluation and learning support to Opportunity International UK over the last three years, on a project titled ‘Economic Empowerment of Women through Rural Financing’ in Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The endline evaluation has…

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