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Posted: 16th April

In a blog published this week by the Institute of Developmebnt Studies (IDS), Kelly Shephard (IDS) reflects on the challenges of running a side event in a busy and formally-s

Posted: 16th April
Yusuf Sayed, Professor of International Education and Development Policy (Education) at University of Sussex, and an ESRC-DFID grant holder, discussed 'The SDGs and the global education Agenda: Promises and Possibilities' at the Institute of Development Studies on 25 April 2019.
Posted: 11th April
Panel members, including the Minister of Disaster Management
Researchers and policy makers from city and national planning agencies in Bangladesh met with researchers to discuss the insights and the challenges faced by migrants in rapidly growing cities of Bangladesh.
Posted: 21st March
This week at the National Youth Seminar, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, researchers, NGOs and young people will highlight the need to consider youth justice and rehabilitation, street connectedness and disability in the new policy.
Posted: 15th March
Lessons for the disabled
Despite legislation and commitments to ensure equitable access to education, evidence from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia shows that school attendance of disabled youth is very poor. In Ethiopia, stories bring to life the barriers preventing young disabled people from reaching their full potential.
Posted: 15th March
Central Addis Ababa
Many disabled people experience social isolation, and struggle to participate in society. Many people with disabilities feel marginalised, with evidence from Kenya and Liberia highlighting lower voting-participation, and struggles to find sustainable employment, particularly in towns and cities.
Posted: 7th February
Does Life Stop When You're Having Your Period? Campaign message
Emily Wilson Smith, Mandu Reid and Catherine Dolan discuss menstruation and links with sustainable economic growth, period poverty across the globe, stigmatisation and education in the New Statesman (7 February 2019).
Posted: 6th February
RLO Workshop illustration 1
Producing innovative, rigorous, and policy-relevant research on how to raise learning outcomes globally is the key ambition of the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems (RLO) Research Programme. We know that the evidence base in education is expanding - but is this research having an impact on student learning and practices? How do we know? And do relationships have a role in increasing research impact and helping promote ‘what works’ in education?
Posted: 29th January
Schoolchildren in Zimbabwe

Laura Savage, Deputy Team Lead DFID Education Research Team, highlights the context for a new booklet providing an over

Posted: 23rd January
Malaria medication
A critical challenge for developing country health systems is to craft policy that gives individuals with curable diseases like malaria and pneumonia access to potentially life-saving medical care, while avoiding that patients consume unnecessary medical treatment or get treated for the wrong illness.