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ICI BRIEFING PAPER: Declining Cocoa Prices and Potential Child Labour Risks

Recent declines in world cocoa prices are likely to place additional pressure on already financially-constrained smallholder cocoa farmers in West Africa if they result in sustained lower farm-gate prices paid to farmers. Several studies indicate that the majority... Read More

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ICI review of changes to the Côte d'Ivoire Hazardous Work List

Comparative Review of the Old and New Hazardous Work Lists for Côte d’Ivoire Original files: LISTE DES TRAVAUX DANGEREUX INTERDITS AUX ENFANTS LISTE DES TRAVAUX LEGERS AUTORISES ENFANTS Read More

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Labour Market Research Study: ICI Statement

The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) commissioned a study, ‘Researching the Impact of Increased Cocoa Yields on the Labour Market and Child Labour risk in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire’ with the support of The International Finance Corporation (IFC), The Jacobs Found... Read More

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Labour Market Research Study: Policy Brief

In light of current initiatives to boost yields and cocoa supply, there have been concerns that the higher pressure to enhance yields may push smallholders to use more family labour, and possibly more child labour (CL), or involve a greater proportion of children i... Read More

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Labour Market Research Study: Full study

In light of current initiatives to boost yields and cocoa supply, there have been concerns that the higher pressure to enhance yields may push smallholders to use more family labour, and possibly more child labour (CL), or involve a greater proportion of children i... Read More

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A study of Child Mobility and Migrant Flows to the Cocoa-Producing Communities in Ghana

This report is based on a detailed bibliographical review, and develops the lines of inquiry and viewpoints presented therein. In the report, the tone varies between ethnographic study and expert report, combining observations of mobility practices and their con... Read More

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Daily life, social norms and child labour in the cocoa-producing communities in Ghana

This study was commissioned by the ICI to assess the general situation in terms of sociocultural norms in village communities engaged in cocoa farming in Ghana. Download the report here. Read More

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Addressing Child Labour Through Education

This study has a two-fold purpose: to examine the existing quality of education in a sample of cocoa-growing communities including ICI pilot communities, and to review existing quality education initiatives by other institutions and organizations, with a view to po... Read More

A study into existing social protection policies and mechanisms for children in Ghana

The purpose of this study is to carry out an in-depth analysis into existing social protection policies, programs and structures, that seek to address the needs of child victims of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in Ghana as per ILO convention 182 and its re... Read More