Young Lives study in Peru receives new funding from Old Dart Foundation

5 October 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Young Lives, has received £1 million in new funding from Old Dart Foundation (ODF) to continue its longitudinal research in Peru through to 2025. The ODF funded research is an integral part of our Young Lives at Work programme , co-ordinated from Oxford University, and supported by an on-going grant from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

ODF supported Young Lives, known as Niño’s del Milenio in Peru, to deliver a programme of research-to-policy between 2018 and 2021 and this new grant will enable the team to build on the success of the past three years with a second phase of work. 

Young Lives Country Director, Santiago Cueto said “This is a fantastic endorsement of Young Lives work in Peru. The grant will enable us to extend our 2020 COVID-19 phone survey with two additional calls to measure the medium-term impacts of the pandemic on young people's lives and then to return to our face to face survey in 2023.”

In addition to the extended phone survey, the Young Lives team will conduct a qualitative study with a sub-set of the Young Lives sample in Peru, to dig deeper into key themes emerging on the pandemic impacts. The grant will fund publication of the research findings in Peru into young people’s access to work, education, mental health, exposure to violence, as well as household food security.