The Jacobs Foundation has awarded the first set of grants under their Program on Better Evidence for Children and Youth, which is run in partnership with the Campbell Collaboration.
The Jacobs Foundation has awarded the first set of grants under their Program on Better Evidence for Children and Youth, which is run in partnership with the Campbell Collaboration. Five teams will now conduct Campbell systematic reviews of programs and interventions in areas such as socio-emotional learning, executive function, early promotion of literacy skills and combatting anti-social behaviour. One project is an update of one of our most read reviews, on school-based programs to prevent bullying. Teams from the US, the UK and Germany received awards. All of the team leaders can point to outstanding academic and professional experience. The Jacobs Foundation has allocated over $200,000 to this group of projects.
Separately, the Jacobs Foundation awarded grants to two projects focussing on children and youth. A US team will review Early Childhood Interventions to Improve Children’s Developmental Trajectories across the Globe, and a Dutch team will review Day-Care Attendance and Early Common Infections.
“A careful examination of which measures are working helps us channel resources to those programs which will be of best use to children and youth,” says Campbell’s CEO, Eamonn Noonan. “The Jacobs Foundation has taken a farsighted approach, and we hope this will inspire others to do likewise.”
“Children and youth grow up in ever more complex environments,” says Simon Sommer, Head of research at Jacobs Foundation. “Funders, service providers, and politicians alike need reliable information on policies, interventions and programs that work. We are proud to partner with the Campbell Collaboration to generate this knowledge through systematic reviews on pressing issues in child and youth development”