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  • Recipes For Impact: Feed, Thinking, Nourish, Change 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-11)
    This booklet profiles a selection of research funded by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership and the impact they have achieved. While these stories only show a snapshot of the research, they all highlight the multiple, ...
  • ESRC-DFID Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-11)
    This booklet provides an overview of poverty alleviation research encompassing 172 projects focused in 77 countries, and globally, which have been enabled by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the ...
  • Estimating the Number of Out-of-School Children: Methodological Problems and Alternative Approaches - India Case Study 

    De, Anuradha; Mehra, Chander Shekhar (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Canada, 2016)
    This paper is a follow-up of the India Report on Out-of-School Children (United Nations Children’s Fund and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, August 2014). The India Report was useful especially because it highlighted ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research Evidence on Achieving Health for All by 2030 

    The Impact Initiative (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-09)
    There is a growing body of evidence that health contributes to individual wellbeing, household stability, and national development. This booklet provides an overview of research evidence on health for all encompassing 30 ...
  • The Role of Teachers in Peace-Building in Rwanda and South Africa 

    Sayed, Yusuf; Tofaris, Elizabeth; Shephard, Kelly (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-09)
    In 1994, both Rwanda and South Africa emerged from a long and protracted history of colonisation, conflict, genocide, and apartheid which left lasting scars on their education systems. Both countries have undertaken ...
  • Mother Tongue Education Improves Literacy in Uganda 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth; Thornton, Rebecca (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-09)
    Children whose first language is not the language of instruction in school are more likely to drop out or fail in early grades. Research from the Universities of Illinois and their Ugandan partners Mango Tree Educational ...
  • Introduction: Overcoming Inequalities in Teaching and Learning 

    Rose, Pauline (Springer Netherlands, 2015-09)
    This Introduction highlights the main focus of the special issue on "Overcoming inequalities in teaching and learning". The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality ...
  • Education of Women with Disabilities in Pakistan: Enhanced Agency, Unfulfilled Aspirations 

    Hammad, Tehmina; Singal, Nidhi (Taylor & Francis, 2015-05-14)
    This paper examines the extent to which the capability approach captures the complexity of the lives of young women with disabilities in Pakistan, particularly in relation to their education. Focusing on their educational ...
  • Improving the Public Sector Schools in Pakistan: Strategies for Introducing Voice into the System 

    Muzaffar, Irfan; Bari, Faisal (Oxford University Press, 2015-06)
    The contributions in this book are research-based and strive at providing a deeper understanding of the various dimensions of the education crises as well as responses to them. Among the aims of this book are also to reach ...
  • Teacher Politics: Meeting Educational Quality Challenges with Teachers. Report Prepared for the Education Commission 

    Aslam, Monazza; Rawal, Shenila; Asadullah, Niaz; Bari, Faisal; Kingdon, Geeta; Malik, Rabea; Rose, Pauline (The Education Commssion/The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, 2016)
    This report provides a snapshot view of the landscape of teacher reforms and their political presence in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. This study has indicated that teachers are not only a critical input into a child’s ...
  • Teachers – an Indispensable Asset: Examining Teacher Effectiveness in South Asia 

    Aslam, Monazza; Rawal, Shenila (Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2015-07)
    Across the realms of educational research and policy-making, it is universally acknowledged that teacher effectiveness forms a fundamental determinant of children’s learning experiences. Low educational outcomes have dogged ...
  • Schools and Learning in Rural India and Pakistan: Who Goes Where, and How Much are they Learning? 

    Alcott, Benjamin; Rose, Pauline (Springer Netherlands, 2015-09)
    It is increasingly recognized that there is a global learning crisis. This article investigates this learning crisis through a comparative analysis of rural India and Pakistan. Using data from each country’s Annual Status ...
  • Learning in India's Primary Schools: How do Disparities Widen Across the Grades? 

    Alcott, Benjamin; Rose, Pauline (Elsevier Ltd., 2017)
    Using a large-scale household survey, we investigate how disparities in learning change over the primary school cycle. Even controlling for other factors, household wealth and parental schooling drive sizeable gaps in ...
  • Reforms to Increase Teacher Effectiveness in Developing Countries: Systematic Review, September 2016 

    Aslam, Monazza; Rawal, Shenila; Kingdon, Geeta; Moon, Bob; Banerji, Rukmini; Das, Sushmita; Banerji, Manjistha; Sharma, Shailendra K. (EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK, 2016-09)
    Provides high-quality evidence on reforms/interventions in education systems aimed at improving teacher effectiveness, at scale. This executive summary provides an overview of that key evidence to answer three review ...
  • Helpdesk Report: The Teacher Labour Market in Pakistan 

    Aslam, Monazza (The Health & Education Advice & Resource Team (HEART), 2016-09-09)
    This report undertakes a rapid review of existing literature and summarises some key evidence on the teacher labour market in South Asia. It specifically focuses on salaries and conditions of teachers in the low-fee private ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Quality Teaching 

    Tofaris, Elizabeth (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative, 2018-07)
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research explores the process of teaching and the factors that make good quality teaching. Drawing on evidence across three continents, this collection highlights: innovative teacher ...
  • Helping to Make Safe Abortion a Reality In Zambia 

    Benson, Vivienne; Coast, Ernestina (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-06)
    Zambia has one of the most liberal abortion laws in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in spite of this, unsafe abortion continues to contribute to high rates of maternal mortality. Stigma, poverty, conscientious objectors, and ...
  • Engaging Communities in Rebuilding Post-Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines 

    Greengrass, Emma; Eadie, Pauline; Atienza, Maria Ela (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-06)
    Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. The vulnerable, most affected communities face ongoing challenges ...
  • Building Peace in the New Oil Frontiers of Northern Kenya 

    Benson, Vivienne; Lind, Jeremy (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-04)
    Since the discovery of oil five years ago in Northern Kenya, explorations have spread to more than 30 drilling and testing sites. This has brought foreign investment, and in turn, new work opportunities, corporate social ...
  • ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Women's Life Choices 

    Benson, Vivienne; Shephard, Kelly (Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative, 2018-03)
    This collection of ESRC-DFID-funded research identifies critical elements that are important to address if women’s and girls’ lives are to change for the better. The research looks at the mobility constraints experienced ...

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