Education in international development settings, including in conflict and post-conflict contexts: teachers, quality and learning, and inequalities related to poverty, gender and disability.

Blog: Make some noise so no one is left behind! Halla Bol!
In this blog, Dr. Ricardo Sabates (Research for Equitable Access and Learning Centre, University of Cambridge) describes his experience of attending a community 'Halla Bol' event led by Indian NGO Pratham. He explores whether these types of community-based initiatives can strengthen systems of accountability between schools and communities, with the ultimate aim of improving foundational learning outcomes for children.
News: The opportunities and challenges of translating evidence into policy and practice

The Impact Initiative for International Development Research led a practical workshop at the 2019 UKFIET conference to give delegates a better understanding of the needs, processes and requirements from key stakeholders to translate evidence into impact.

Vlog: Achieving quality inclusive education for children with disabilities
APPG panellists Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo (Global Disability Advisor, World Bank) and Anderson Gitonga (CEO, United Disabled Persons of Kenya) discuss the value of social science research evidence to influence policy and bring about change.
Blog: Turning Global Disability Summit promises into reality
Nidhi Singal and Anderson Gitonga consider what progress has been made in relation to inclusive education, a year on from the first ever Global Disability Summit held in London in the summer of 2018.
Blog: The power of partnerships for development progress
Diana Daltan, Deputy Director of the Department for International Development (DFID UK), provides an overview of the The Power of Partnerships event which brought together UK and Southern partners – donors, researchers, policy makers - to exchange knowledge on how to collaborate effectively to enhance the impact of the UK’s investment in interdisciplinary research.
News: A year on from the Global Disability Summit, what progress has been made?

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Education: Quality Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities

Taking place a year on from the Global Disability Summit, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Global Education event (supported by the Impact Initiative and RESULTS UK) met in the House of Commons to share progress and discuss

Blog: Network learning for sustainable development in education - how to create collective impact
ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes grant holder Dr. Melanie Ehren considers how networks can lead to sustainable system change and what conditions are needed to ensure the collective impact of their individual members.
News: How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global North, Indian children show low levels of learning basic school skills. Professor Ianthi Tsimpli is trying to disentangle the causes of this paradox.

News: How can researchers boost opportunities for the uptake of their evidence?
An Impact Initiative organised panel at the recent Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2019 conference explored the challenges facing both researchers and policy makers in promoting evidence-based policy and practice.


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