Principal Investigator: Nicola Ansell. Lead Organisation: Brunel University

Co-investigator: Peggy Froerer; Ian Rivers; Roy Huijsmans

Photograph shows a group of men preparing potatoes in Malawi. In Malawi, 90 percent of the labour force works outside the formal economy, leaving the majority of the country without job security or social services such as pension funds.
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.
Principal Investigator: Nicola Ansell. Lead Organistion: Brunel University

Co-investigators: Lorraine Van Blerk (University of Dundee) and Elsbeth Jane Robson (University of Hull)
ODFL techniques used in a primary school in Malawi
This study aims to increase access to education and learning for young people living in high HIV prevalence areas in Malawi and Lesotho, by developing a new, more flexible model of education that uses open, distance and flexible learning to complement and enrich schooling.
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