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Case studies in four cities with different legal traditions, Dar es Salaam, Ahmedabad, Durban and Dakar, draw on extensive interviews with street traders, local authorities and others, to contribute to improved policy development.
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Investigating interventions for widening participation in one public and one private university in Ghana and Tanzania. Taking widening participation as a focus, the aim is to interrogate what universities are doing in relation to poverty reduction.

It is proposed to evaluate how access to micro-finance and processes of formalisation can impact on poverty by investigating two policies in Ghana and Tanzania. The first is the expansion of micro-credit services into randomly selected communities by several partner NGOs. The second is the implications of a process of formalising business structures currently underway in Tanzania.

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A systematic review of research of quantitative analysis of examination performance over 10 years, qualitative analysis of the processes of examination setting, and case studies on student engagement,the impact of classroom support, and teacher assessment.

Investments to promote desired environment-development outcomes are some of the hardest to assess, because the causes of environmental resource scarcity are complex, and affect multiple aspects of human wellbeing, not just income. Credible evaluations of the impacts of these programmes on human wellbeing are few, offering little evidence to inform decision-makers about what works, for whom, and why. This project has three parts:

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