About us

CLARISSA is a 5-year, action research consortium generating evidence-informed, innovative solutions by children to avoid hazardous, exploitative labour in Bangladesh and Nepal.


Danny Burns is Programme Director of CLARISSA. His work focuses on participatory learning for social change with a strong emphasis on systems thinking and complexity.


Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), CLARISSA is delivered by a consortium comprising the Institute of Development Studies; the Terre des hommes Foundation; ChildHope and the Consortium for Street Children plus the following in-county delivery partners: Voice of Children; Grambangla Unnayan Committee; Children-Women in Social Service and Human Rights and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development.