Aid salary discrepancies and development workers' performance
The research spans low-income, aid-dependent states that are landlocked (Malawi, Zambia), Island economies (Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea), and also transition economies (China, India) and addresses the salary gap that often exists between aid workers working for different agencies.
Children & Young People
Social cash transfers and youth poverty in Lesotho and Malawi
Youth poverty is important, not least because of its implications for the future, yet rural youth poverty in particular has received little attention from researchers or policy makers. The major recent innovation in policy responses to poverty in sub-Saharan Africa has been social cash transfer (SCT) schemes.
Energy scarcity, food supply chain transformation, and poverty
The project in Brazil, China, and India aims to improve the understanding of the links among energy costs and use, the transformation of food supply chains including analysis of horticulture and dairy supply and technologies, and poverty alleviation to formulate policy pathways towards more optimal energy use.
Increasing access to diagnosis and treatment for tuberculosis
Proactive community approaches including house-to-house visits combined with health education, have been shown to increase tuberculosis case detection.This project seeks ways of building capacity and improving knowledge transfer, changing lives in Ethiopia with impact for other countries.
The paradox of disability and education in India
Anuradha De, Director of Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), New Delhi, India, and Nidhi Singal, Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University, explore disability in relation to education in India, within the current context of the Ministry of Human Resource Development consultation.
Ten years of research evidence in health and development
A synthesis of evidence to examine new knowledge from health related research carried out through grants funded by the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.
New knowledge on the gendered nature of poverty and wellbeing
A synthesis of evidence to examine new knowledge on the gendered nature of poverty and wellbeing from 122 research grants funded through the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.
Research methods: Lessons from ten years of poverty alleviation research
A synthesis of evidence to examine new knowledge on research methods used in 122 research grants funded through the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.