Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.

Blog: New frontiers in the fight against child poverty in Africa
A dynamic workshop. ‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ will take place at IDS on 18 October 2019. The Call for Proposals for presentations at the workshop is now open for contributions from across academia, policy and practice, and particularly from those working in Africa.
Blog: The power of storytelling to understand 'impact'
Through the Impact Initiative, we have embraced the complexity and nuances of research funded by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, and searched for stories to highlight the true nature of their impact, rather than simplify it.
News: Turning point for research evidence on youth and uncertainty in Ethiopia
Following the National Youth Seminar which took place in Ethiopia in March, YOUR World Research, enabled by the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research, launches findings and the Impact Initiative shares a short video from the National Youth Seminar which includes interviews with the researchers and policymakers involved.

Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial

Aber, Lawrence J. et al (2016) ‘Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial’ Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 10.3: 507-529.

Promoting children's learning and development in conflict-affected countries: Testing change process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2016)

Aber, Lawrence J. et al (2017) ‘Promoting children's learning and development in conflict-affected countries: Testing change process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’, Development and Psychopathology 29.1: 53-67.

News: Ethiopian Government invites researchers and youth to shape new policy
This week at the National Youth Seminar, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, researchers, NGOs and young people will highlight the need to consider youth justice and rehabilitation, street connectedness and disability in the new policy.
Blog: Barriers to education for disabled youth
Despite legislation and commitments to ensure equitable access to education, evidence from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia shows that school attendance of disabled youth is very poor. In Ethiopia, stories bring to life the barriers preventing young disabled people from reaching their full potential.
Blog: Being young and disabled in the city
Many disabled people experience social isolation, and struggle to participate in society. Many people with disabilities feel marginalised, with evidence from Kenya and Liberia highlighting lower voting-participation, and struggles to find sustainable employment, particularly in towns and cities.

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