News and Views

Posted: 14th November
Francisco dos Santos demonstrates the preparation of the bicycle ambulance.

Likened to the Tower of Babel legend, the Mozambican national health system speaks several languages and pursues a range of different interests, answering to a number of partners and other bilateral and multilateral actors who all have some kind of circumstantial and contextual interest.

Posted: 3rd October
RLO Africa Symposium
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.
Posted: 2nd October
A community health worker conducts a survey with a woman and a child in a slum in Bangladesh

There is a growing body of evidence that health contributes to individual wellbeing, household stability, and national development.

Posted: 1st October
Disability and education
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.
Posted: 18th September
Photo shows three school girls walking in front of a sign for The Black Gold Hotel, Lokichar (for accommodation, restaurant and conference services), Northern Kenya
The Impact Initiative is excited to announce that it will be hosting two events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, 7-9 November 2018.
Posted: 17th July
A Statement of Action on Inclusive Education, drafted at a workshop hosted by the Impact Initiative at the REAL Centre, University of Cambridge, has been signed by 31 donor agencies, international NGOs, research organisations and global education networks.
Posted: 16th July
Dr. Paul Lynch and Dr. Anita Soni from the University of Birmingham consider the importance of early years education for children with disabilities. Drawing from ESRC-DFID funded research from Malawi, they argue that having a pre-primary education can have a significant impact on a child’s future prospects in education and in adult life.
Posted: 21st June
Our Youth Uncertainty Rights Research – YOUR World Research – has co-constructed a youth-centred qualitative methodology with national researchers and the young people we work with. By carrying out 250 detailed case studies in each country and working with over 1000 youth overall, we are gaining a better understanding of youth complex experiences of poverty and marginalisation and how informal community and peer networks, non-government and government organisation can support them towards better futures.
Posted: 19th June
Dhaka.
“This is a first test of the idea that new migrants are critical in planning and building new cities. If new populations are invisible, the cities will not work for them, nor they for the shared vision of the city.”

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