The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
This study utilizes household survey data from four African and Asian countries to examine in depth, and on a comparable basis, the evolving nature of female labour supply in low income countries over the past two to three decades, and to analyse the links with poverty reduction.
A new set of initiatives, called graduation programmes, target poor households with asset transfers and income support for a fixed period. The objective is to graduate poor households out of poverty and support their resilience so they do not fall back into poverty.
Ethiopia 2009
Exploring the relationship between parliament, parliamentarians and the public, this project aims to investigate the extent to which poverty reduction depends on an effective parliament with MPs engaging with the public.
A comparative analysis of the challenges faced by those attempting to document torture and ill-treatment in LICs including the development of a survey technique for the documentation of torture and ill-treatment and policy recommendations.
Goyain River at Jaflong, Bangladesh

Principal Investigator: Katy Jane Gardner. Lead Organisation: University of Sussex

Focusing on the ‘food crisis’ since 2007, this research examines right-to-food movements and riots over food prices in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique and addresses the question, How can governments be made more accountable for ensuring access to food?
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While Government and NGOs in Bangladesh have undertaken many interventions designed to help households escape poverty, little is known about their long-term impact. Using a new longitudinal data set spanning 12 years and more than 1800 households, this project will investigate the long-term impact of three anti-poverty interventions—microfinance, agricultural technology, and educational transfers—on several measures of well-being and compare their cost-effectiveness.

Principal Investigators: James Nicholas Newell. Lead Organisation: University of Leeds

Co-investigators: Abu Nasar Zafar Ullah; Sushil Baral

Data were used to assess how the impacts of disasters in Bangladesh are related to pre-disaster health levels and the extent to which the period of recovery is related to this, and to health security as part of disaster risk reduction and its role in sustainable livelihoods.
A health work in Bangladesh gives a presentation to women and children

Principal Investigator: Gerald Bloom. Lead Organisation: Institute of Development Studies

Co-investigators: Simon Batchelor; Abbas Bhuiya; Linda Waldman; Nigel Scott; Sabrina Rasheed

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