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

News: 'Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty' take a look at this snapshot of the event so far

The ‘Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty’ conference recently took place in Delhi, India from 3-5 December.

The event focused on the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research as it approaches its final phase. 

Blog: The involvement of non-academic stakeholders in education research: perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa
Drawing on interviews from the Africa Symposium of the ESRC-DFID-funded “Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems” (RLO) research programme held in September, Dr. Rafael Mitchell explores the role of non-academic stakeholders in the programme.
Blog: New disability data portal to provide global data on people with disabilities
A DFID funded Disability Data Portal undertaken by Leonard Cheshire in conjunction with DFID will provide a significant source of information for researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders. The Portal provides an easily accessible ‘snapshot’ of disability data for those working on disability inclusion in areas such as government, inclusive education, international development, global health and human rights.
Blog: ‘We must commit to inclusive education for children with disabilities’

Mother tongue education improves literacy in Uganda

Children whose first language is not the language of instruction in school are more likely to drop out or fail in early grades. Research from the Universities of Illinois and their Ugandan partners Mango Tree Educational Enterprises and the Ichuli Institute, Kampala, demonstrates that the provision of teacher support and educational resources produced in local languages can lead to large learning gains in rural, under-resourced and overcrowded classrooms.


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