News and Views

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.”
Posted: 13th June
This call for papers is open to all those who have received an ESRC-DFID research grant from either the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation or the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Programme.
Posted: 11th June
UNESCO / Desrus, B
The role of robust research in taking the agenda on inclusive education forward cannot be underestimated. In this article, a number of participants from a range of organisations share their reflections on the role research and evidence played the recent ‘Pre-Global Disability Summit Workshop’ and its importance in keeping disability a high priority in international discussions. 
Posted: 10th May
Student midwife and her patients in Bombali District, Sierra Leone.
This month (May 2018), the Institute of Development Studies, in collaboration with Future Health Systems, the Impact Initiative, the Open Society Foundations, and Unequal Voices, publishes a new edition of the IDS Bulletin focusing on ‘Accountability for Health Equity’, which places relationships of power at the centre of our understanding of how health systems function – or don’t – for all levels of society. The issue includes draws on research enabled by the ESRC-DFID strategic partnership.
Posted: 2nd May
Photograph of Rebecca Schendel and presentation screen

Despite the advances made in securing access to education for many more children around the world than was the case a decade ago, large numbers still do not have access to formal education; and when they do, many are not learning at all, or learning fast enough to make successful transitions thro

Posted: 1st May
A child at school in Sierra Leone, with a globe showing Africa.
With a new President and the promise of a new era in South African democracy, there may be an opportunity to rebuild trust, accountability and capacity across the country. A new ESRC/DfID-funded study on ‘Accountability, trust and capacity to improve learning outcomes’ led by researchers at University College London aims to do just that.
Posted: 30th April
Pre-Global Disability Summit Workshop
Hosted by the Impact Initiative and the REAL Centre at the University of Cambridge, a two-day ‘Pre-Global Disability Summit Workshop’ held in Cambridge on 26th-27th April brought together 35 individuals from key bi- and multi-lateral agencies, INGOs and Disabled People’s Organisations to work to help inform discussions at the Summit and to create a collective and sustainable agenda to keep disability a high priority in international discussions.
Posted: 25th April
These community health volunteers test a child for malaria. This test was negative, but a positive test would have resulted in immediate treatment and provision of necessary anti-malarial drugs.
According to the latest World Malaria Report, recent progress against malaria stalled between 2015 and 2016, while aid from the international community is on the decline. In such an environment, it is critical to ensure that precious resources – particularly antimalarial medications – are appropriately targeted to the patients who truly need them. In recognition of World Malaria Day, we would therefore like to call attention to the problem of overtreatment – the use of antimalarials by malaria negative patients.
Posted: 24th April
School girls.
On the Global Partnership for Education blog (18 April 2018), Elizabeth Tofaris discusses the findings and impact of research into the role that menstruation has in keeping adolescent girls out of school.

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