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At Embode we believe that transparency across the sector enables greater learning within organisations. This is why we aim to make accessible reports and research in mutual agreement with our clients and collaborators.


The following include research reports, assessments, and papers published, or contributed to, by Embode.

Child Labour Policy: A Child-centred Approach

Guidance and Best Practice

Any case of child labour in a business supply chain raises significant moral reflection, reputational damage and interventions that can be reactive more than responsive. So, how should businesses go about responding appropriately?

 

This study presents a set of ten sustainable business approaches, from around the world, to combat child labour together with examples of emerging business practices that show promise. The intended audience includes business and industry leaders working to improve social sustainability in tackling child labour.

 

Commissioned by Global Child Forum.

Guiding Manual of Good Practices for Child Participation (Cambodia)

Focusing on National Policy Dialogue and Programme Development in Cambodia

Children have the right to participate in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken into account. This right is enshrined under article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Children. So, how do we translate this right to participate into practice?

 

This manual outlines a series of good practices relating to child participation and children’s right to be heard in Cambodia. The key focus is how children are participating in national policy dialogue and programme development, highlighting where relevant the specific needs of adolescents.

 

Commissioned by NGOCRC Cambodia.

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Children at the Heart (Indonesia)

An Assessment of Child Labour in the Cocoa Sectors of Indonesia and Recommendations to Mondelēz International

This report outlines the nature of child labour in the cocoa sector of Indonesia and recommendations to Mondelēz International.

 

It also includes an overview of the national systems, laws and policies responding to the issue and an analysis of the cocoa sector from a child-centred perspective highlighting the strengths and gaps.

 

Commissioned by Mondelēz International.

Children at the Heart (Côte d’Ivoire)

An Assessment of Child Labour and Child Slavery in the Cocoa Sectors of Côte d’Ivoire and Recommendations to Mondelēz International

This report outlines the scale and nature of child labour, including its worst forms, in the cocoa sector of Côte d’Ivoire and recommendations to Mondelēz International.

 

It also includes a presentation of international and national law, an overview of the national systems responding to the issue and a child-centred analysis on the strengths and gaps of the overarching response.

 

Commissioned by Mondelēz International.

Children at the Heart (Ghana)

An Assessment of Child Labour and Child Slavery in the Cocoa Sectors of Ghana and Recommendations to Mondelēz International

This report outlines the scale and nature of child labour, including its worst forms, in the cocoa sector of Ghana and recommendations to Mondelēz International.

 

It also includes a presentation of international and national law, an overview of the national systems responding to the issue and a child-centred analysis on the strengths and gaps of the overarching response.

 

Commissioned by Mondelēz International.

Transforming Experience in Organisations

A Framework for Organisation Research and Consultancy

The latest works of the Grubb School of Organisational Analysis, published in 2016 and edited by Prof Susan Long. The book is full of papers contributed by leading organisational analysts with case studies and practical frameworks to be used to understand the complexities and ambiguities of experience within organisational life. ‘Transforming Experience in Organisations’ explores how people can take authentic action through taking up roles.


A paper entitled ‘Finding, making, and taking role: a case study from the complexity of inter-agency dynamics,’ is contributed by Aarti Kapoor.


The book is highly recommended in its entirety for leaders wanting to develop their organisational capacity.