A DFID funded Disability Data Portal undertaken by Leonard Cheshire in conjunction with DFID will provide a significant source of information for researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders. The Portal provides an easily accessible ‘snapshot’ of disability data for those working on disability inclusion in areas such as government, inclusive education, international development, global health and human rights.
News and Views
Posted: 1st October
Posted: 18th September
The Impact Initiative is excited to announce that it will be hosting two events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, 7-9 November 2018.
Posted: 17th September
Posted: 17th July
A Statement of Action on Inclusive Education, drafted at a workshop hosted by the Impact Initiative at the REAL Centre, University of Cambridge, has been signed by 31 donor agencies, international NGOs, research organisations and global education networks.
Posted: 16th July
Dr. Paul Lynch and Dr. Anita Soni from the University of Birmingham consider the importance of early years education for children with disabilities. Drawing from ESRC-DFID funded research from Malawi, they argue that having a pre-primary education can have a significant impact on a child’s future prospects in education and in adult life.
Posted: 21st June
Our Youth Uncertainty Rights Research – YOUR World Research – has co-constructed a youth-centred qualitative methodology with national researchers and the young people we work with. By carrying out 250 detailed case studies in each country and working with over 1000 youth overall, we are gaining a better understanding of youth complex experiences of poverty and marginalisation and how informal community and peer networks, non-government and government organisation can support them towards better futures.
Posted: 19th June
“This is a first test of the idea that new migrants are critical in planning and building new cities. If new populations are invisible, the cities will not work for them, nor they for the shared vision of the city.”
Posted: 13th June
This call for papers is now closed.
Posted: 11th June
The role of robust research in taking the agenda on inclusive education forward cannot be underestimated. In this article, a number of participants from a range of organisations share their reflections on the role research and evidence played the recent ‘Pre-Global Disability Summit Workshop’ and its importance in keeping disability a high priority in international discussions.
Posted: 10th May
This month (May 2018), the Institute of Development Studies, in collaboration with Future Health Systems, the Impact Initiative, the Open Society Foundations, and Unequal Voices, publishes a new edition of the IDS Bulletin focusing on ‘Accountability for Health Equity’, which places relationships of power at the centre of our understanding of how health systems function – or don’t – for all levels of society. The issue includes draws on research enabled by the ESRC-DFID strategic partnership.