Researchers measure the gender impact of poverty alleviation interventions in rural India and Bangladesh, including how impact has been mediated where cultural attitudes affect women's work and the affect of interventions.
This project builds upon earlier research into the potential role of charity and philanthropy to support development, using Colombo as a case study.
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.
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.
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.
Students take time to practice their English while trying to learn more about each other on our first meeting.
An investigation into the nature and extent of school effectiveness in China, using innovative quantitative methodology and the local application of new evaluation methods to educational policy and practice in rural and urban secondary schools.

Potential of evaluation methods to improve the quality of rural education in China : implications of value added methods

 

Keynote speech at the Conference for the Development of Rural Education amid the Social Transformation of China - a Review and Prospect upon 30 Years of Rural Education Reform. Yancheng, Jiansu, China. Organised by UNESCO International Research and Training Center for Rural Education, Beijing; Institute of Rural Education for Rural Development, Beijing Normal University; and Institute of Rural Education, Yancheng Teachers University. Presentation included in conference proceedings.

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