Tag: Education

Summers in International Development: Making the law work for Mexican students

Posted on September 19th, by hlids in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

September 19, 2013 – Becky Wolozin

This summer I worked as a legal researcher at Mexicanos Primero, entirely in Spanish. Over the course of the summer, I built a digital legal library for the organization of cases and legislation from international institutions (mainly the Inter-American system) and from Mexico. I also compiled a database to navigate the digital library and gave a presentation at the end of my stay on my general findings, strategic thinking about potential cases, and how to use the database and library.

Early in my internship, I got to go on a school visit to see a very impressive public high school in the north part of Mexico City. The school has been recognized for its excellence and is doing some really great things. First of all, the director is an amazing leader. The teachers and staff gushed about him throughout the day. When we arrived, he invited us into his office to talk to us about his philosophy about education and running a school. He talked about a school needing to be about passion for the students, about creating a community and teaching students not just academics but how to be good people, how to contribute to … Read More »


Jobs in Development – FHI 360 seeking research assistant

Posted on September 19th, by hlids in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Associate II, Global Learning, in Washington, DC.

Position Description:

FHI 360 is looking to fill the full-time position of Research Associate at the Education Policy and Data Center (EPDC) based in Washington, DC. EPDC is a research and analysis unit in the Global Learning Group of FHI 360. The FHI 360 Global Learning Group provides technical expertise and implements comprehensive education development programs across the globe.

Working under the oversight of EPDC Director, the Research Associate will play a key technical role in data management and research. Core tasks will include:

• Data management: data collection across a variety of data sources, including household surveys, achievement databases, national administrative data collection, and other relevant education data repositories. The incumbent will contribute to the development of Stata .do files, as well as adapt existing codes, used to gather relevant information on key education … Read More »


LIDS contributes to new Brazilian book on advertising food to children

Posted on September 4th, by hlids in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

September 4, 2013 – Maria Parra-Orlandoni

Isabella Henriques, director of Brazilian NGO Instituto Alana, and Veet Vivarta from Brazilian NGO Brazilian News Agency for Children’s Rights (ANDI) have just edited and released a book entitled Food Advertising and Children – Regulation in Brazil and the World (Publicidade de alimentos e crianças: regulação no Brasil e no mundo), which analyzes the local and global regulatory policies of food advertising, comparing the initiatives of different countries.

About the Book

The book, which is a collection of essays, was published through a joint effort by Instituto Alana, ANDI, and LIDS.  LIDS’ major contribution was conducting comparative research involving seven selected countries: Canada, Australia, United States, European Union, Sweden, France, Germany, and United Kingdom.

Aimed at legal professionals and public administrators, the collection of essays seeks to inform and encourage the adoption of effective measures to protect children from the negative effects of food advertising in Brazil and elsewhere. “Knowing the way other countries are dealing with the issue of advertising of food and non-alcoholic beverages is essential for the construction and implementation of the Brazilian legal bases,” writes Henriques.

The book meets Instituto Alana and ANDI’s objectives of promoting children’s rights through media, which is a goal that requires accounting for the economic … Read More »