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 This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.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 This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
Schoolchildren in Imadol, Nepal.
Principal Investigator: Dirgha Ghimire. Lead Organisation: University of Michigan
 
Co-investigators: William Axinn; Brian Rowan
 
We propose to develop and validate measures of accountability to be shared with the Nepal Ministry of Education (MOE) and to use those measures in an analysis of the determinants of accountability and its association with students' gains in achievement.
Fezeka High School, South Africa

Principal Investigator: Melanie Ehren (Free (VU) University of Amsterdam).

Lead Organisation: University College London (UCL)

Co-investigators: Andrew Neil Paterson Double-Hugh Marera (JET Education Service); Jacqueline-Aundree Jacqueline Baxter (Open University)

Researcher: Soong Moon Kang (UCL) 

Vukani Primary School, Cape Town, South Africa.

Principal Investigator: Servaas Van Der Berg. Lead Organisation: Stellenbosch University

Co-investigators: Nicholas Andrew Spaull; Ursula Kate Hoadley; Jaamia Galant; Nicholas Christopher Taylor

Blog: Gender, leadership and governance: what did we learn from the World Health Summit?
Sally Theobald, RinGs and ReBUILD, reflects on some key points for gender, governance and health arising from the Women in Global Health's attendance at the World Health Summit 2016.
The role of the urban informal economy in poverty-reduction and peace-building in five post-conflict cities with different experiences: institutional struggles for state control, economic conflict over control of resources, social/political control and emergent governance.
Advocacy at the community level, Tanzania.
This research is exploring practical ways in which citizens in low income countries can hold their local leaders to account for their performance in delivering basic services and in reducing poverty.

Principal investigators: Vanessa Watson. Lead Organisation: University of Cape Town

Co-investigators: Jane Battersby; Susan Marion Parnell; Warren Michael Smit; Jonathan Crush

Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank cash transfers programme
An increase in the number and scope of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes as a way to provide households with financial resources to meet subsistence needs while encouraging investment in children's human capital has come as a growing number live in extreme poverty after the recent financial crisis.

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