Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.

Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID
This research will inform understanding of the correlation that between the barriers of disability, and multidimensional poverty It must be recognised that in settings where everyone is poor, where few people access wage labour, where school attendance is paltry, healthcare access is limited and social protection is almost non-existent then disabled people are not necessarily very different from their neighbours.
Photo ID 468142. 27/03/2011. Sudan. UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran
Over 75 million children around the world are currently out of school, and over half of them live in conflict-affected countries (CACs). The evidence from this project suggests as an international community, we are currently failing in our efforts due to the "stunning lack of evidence" as to what works to promote children's learning in the context of conflict and crisis.
Student Yosef Yebas writes on the blackboard at Hidassie School. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Investigates how pedagogy for STEM subjects in Ethiopia can be transformed using dialogical discourse, and the effects this generates in improved student learning and attitudes.
credit flickr Photo: Erik Törner
The University of Birmingham (UoB) and Sightsavers International invited researchers and academics from leading institutions working in the areas of early childhood development and education (ECDE) and special educational needs and disability (SEND), educational psychology, applied anthropology, and epidemiology in Malawi, the UK and the USA to co-design and conduct an innovative three-year study.
School children in Honduras
This project will examine a number of questions regarding factors to support effective teaching in poor, rural communities in Honduras. The research will also provide a unique opportunity to develop improved measures of educational quality and adolescent girls' empowerment.
A primary school classroom in Kampala. Uganda
An accurate way of measuring instructional practices and classroom processes is through observational methods. This project aims to develop an affordable, scalable, tool for assessing teacher practices and classroom processes, and assure its use in policy and practice in Uganda.
Motorcycle Taxi
This study aims to understand the impact that motorbike navigable track/trail construction from farmstead to village/road/market has on lifting smallholder farmers out of poverty by reducing costs to produce for markets.
Social cash transfer
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 recent innovation in policy responses to poverty in sub-Saharan Africa has been social cash transfer (SCT) schemes.
The research delivers an in-depth understanding of the problems that teachers face supporting students from diverse backgrounds, the teaching practices they adopt, and the kinds of support they need to help all children fulfill their learning potential.

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