Emily Franchett

Emily Franchett

Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, Rwanda
Emily Franchett

Emily worked with Harvard's Research Program on Children and Global Adversity to support the Family Strengthening Intervention for Early Childhood Development (FSI-ECD), a model that uses home visiting and coaching to encourage responsive parent-child interactions and discourage violence and harsh punishment among families living in extreme poverty. Emily created a tool to track financial data and supporting partners at the World Bank in designing a cost effectiveness analysis.

Emily worked with Harvard's Research Program on Children and Global Adversity to support the Family Strengthening Intervention for Early Childhood Development (FSI-ECD) in Rwanda. FSI-ECD is a preventive, family-based intervention in which trained community workers conduct home visits to families living in extreme poverty to coach parents in responsive parent-child interactions. This intervention targeted a number of outcomes for early childhood development, social protection, and healthy familial relations, including improved parent-child relationships and decreased rates of domestic violence. FSI-ECD was implemented in partnership with the Government of Rwanda's social protection flagship program. Emily created a tool to track financial data over the course of the intervention. She also supported partners at the World Bank in designing a cost effectiveness analysis to assess the feasibility of scaling and integrating FSI-ECD into Rwanda’s current social protection services.

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