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: How to make education research count
ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes grant holder Dr. Melanie Ehren outlines her key learnings from the Impact Initiative hosted panel which took place at the 2019 CIES conference in April 2019.

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.

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.
News: Policy directions and implications for impact: The ESRC-DFID RLO Annual Workshop 2019
Producing innovative, rigorous, and policy-relevant research on how to raise learning outcomes globally is the key ambition of the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems (RLO) Research Programme. We know that the evidence base in education is expanding - but is this research having an impact on student learning and practices? How do we know? And do relationships have a role in increasing research impact and helping promote ‘what works’ in education?
Blog: ESRC-DFID's innovative research on education systems and raising learning outcomes

Laura Savage, Deputy Team Lead DFID Education Research Team, highlights the context for a new booklet providing an overview of the 30 projects focused in 24 countries enabled by the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Ou

Supporting Children with Disabilities in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: Promoting Inclusive Practice within Community-Based Childcare Centres in Malawi through a Bioecological Systems Perspective

McLinden M. et al (2018) ‘Supporting Children with Disabilities in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: Promoting Inclusive Practice within Community-Based Childcare Centres in Malawi through a Bioecological Systems Perspective’ International Journal of Early Childhood 50.2: pp 159–174.

The capacity of community-based participatory research in relation to disability and the SDGs

Greenwood, M. (2017) ‘The capacity of community-based participatory research in relation to disability and the SDGs’ Disability and the Global South 4.1: pp. 1143-1163

This paper has highlighted an alignment between the aims of the 2030 Agenda and the nature of disability-focused CBPR. It has also demonstrated CBPR in practice in the global South and raised tensions and dilemmas that need to be acknowledged as significant, but worth the time to navigate the uncertainty to see change. 

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