Principal Investigator: Mark Pelling. Lead Organisation: Kings College London.
 
Co-Investigator: Bruce D Malamud (Kings College London); Blessing Meru (frican Population and Health Research Center, APHRC); Adriana Elizabeth Allen;  (University College Lonodon); Cassidy Anne Johnson (University College London): Susan Marion Parnell (University of Bristol); Mtafu A.Z.
School Children in Zomba, Malawi.

Principal Investigator: Elaine Sara Unterhalter. Lead Organisation: University College London (UCL).

Co-investigators: Relebohile Moletsane (University of KwaZulu-Natal); Rosie Peppin Vaughan (UCL); Catherine Marion Jere (University of East Anglia); Dorothy Cynthia Nampota (University of Malawi)

Researcher: Helen Ruth Longlands (UCL)

A mother with her daughter in Nancholi village on the outskirts of Blantyre, Malawi
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.
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Donors and international organizations involved in dispersing foreign aid now routinely employ contracts with service providers, in international health service development and delivery. The research aims to understand the nature of the impact these actors have in global health development objectives.
credit: Martin Prowse
This research evaluated the addition of gender-specific elements within existing contract farming operations in Malawi and Tanzania. It assessed whether gender-specific clauses increase the benefits smallholders and firms accrue from the relationship.
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: Robin Stuart Burgess. Lead Organisation: London School of Economics & Pol Sci

More UK aid supplies land in earthquake-hit Nepal
The research spans low-income, aid-dependent states that are landlocked (Malawi, Zambia), Island economies (Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea), and also transition economies (China, India) and addresses the salary gap that exists between aid workers working for different agencies.
Young man with mobile phone in Ghana
Exploring how the rapid expansion of mobile phone usage is impacting on young lives and examines how policy makers can support the positive aspects of change, with studies conducted across Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.
Principal Investigator: Nicola Ansell. Lead Organistion: Brunel University

Co-investigators: Lorraine Van Blerk (University of Dundee) and Elsbeth Jane Robson (University of Hull)

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