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Posted: 01-12-2016
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Hosted by the Impact Initiative, the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty Research Day brought together researchers on child poverty from around the world (including from ESRC/DFID grant holders). They day focused on the reduction of economic and non-economic forms child poverty. Given the diverse range of voices in the room, we asked the Coalition and ESRC/DfID grant holders, to finish off the statement: “Research for child poverty has to…?”
Posted: 22-11-2016
Children searching for coins in the water, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Jamal Malik's story, in the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, is a rags to riches tale of a young Indian boy from the slums of Mumbai. Living in extreme poverty, Jamal’s childhood does not suggest that success is round the corner. But thanks to a rare combination of luck, coincidence and chutzpah, he goes on to hit the jackpot on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In reality, such good fortune is rare and disadvantaged children often struggle to turn their lives around.
Posted: 17-11-2016
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Fighting child poverty is necessary in order to reach Sustainable Development Goal 1 (SDG1): ‘End Poverty in all its form, everywhere’ by 2030. Across the world, one out of two people living in extreme poverty is a child. Children born and living in poverty are more likely to suffer from undernourishment, lack of access to school or health care and die before the age of five.
Posted: 16-11-2016
Children bathing
SOS Children's Villages International explores how the multidimensional nature of poverty impacts on children, especially children without parental care or who are not living in households, and introduces the inter-agency initiative: All children count, but not all children are counted.
Posted: 15-11-2016
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Dr Agata D’Addato, Senior Policy Coordinator, Eurochild highlights a number of key results in putting children at the heart of policy making and introduces the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty Research day which is taking place at the Institute of Development Studies, UK on on 18th November 2016.
Posted: 10-11-2016
The HSR2016 brings together over 2,000 policymakers and practitioners in Vancouver, Canada, from 14-18 November. The Impact Initiative is hosting two organised sessions during the Symposium - ‘Opportunities and Challenges: integrating mHealth into low- and middle-income health systems’ and ‘Disability, equity and rights: Sharing intersectional approaches to building responsive, resilient and inclusive health systems’.
Posted: 07-11-2016
A health worker fills out health records during an immunization event in Mozambique.

Effective decision making in global development requires access to diverse, high quality, relevant research evidence from a range of sources. However, the availability and visibility of research knowledge in online spaces is unequal.

Posted: 07-11-2016
Photograph from the Gender Responsive Governance event/workshop at the World Health Summit (WHS) 2016
Sally Theobald, RinGs and ReBUILD, reflects on some key points for gender, governance and health arising from the Women in Global Health's attendance at the World Health Summit 2016.
Posted: 31-08-2016
Four children standing in front of a backdrop of question marks, India
Anuradha De, CORD, India, and Nidhi Singal, University of Cambridge, UK reflect on the educational lives of children with disabilities based on discussions at the recent joint consultation event in New Delhi (India) on ‘Teaching, Learning and Disadvantage'.
Posted: 22-08-2016
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Meera Samson, CORD, India; and Pauline Rose, University of Cambridge, UK write about recent research in education in India, funded as part of the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes programme, and how it will contribute towards an evidence-based strategy of reform. Resources can be downloaded from the event they hosted in India on August 10, 2016 to contribute to the current policy consultation with the Indian government.

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