Disadvantaged children in Low Income Countries (LICs) particularly children with disabilities are increasingly accessing schools, but not learning effectively due to social exclusion within the classroom and poor teaching methods, that perpetuate inequality.

A child at school in Sierra Leone, with a globe showing Africa.
In this research we aim to fill a gap that exists between idealistic policies that define equality as a main objective of education, and assessment of progress that remains focussed on isolated indicators of equity in access to structures.
Marisol Grandon/DFID
How has state building-oriented research sponsored by DFID influenced and interacted with UK governmental policies targeting fragile, post-conflict environments? Field research was conducted in three country case studies: Afghanistan, Nepal and Sierra Leone.

This study examines livelihood trajectories and poverty outcomes among rural Afghan households, examining change from a 2002-2003 panel set of household data. It examines how households have formed their livelihoods and what evidence there is of resilience and agency and of constraints imposed by the institutional contexts in which the households function.

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. www.un.org/av/photo/ (WFP)
South Sudan and Afghanistan are case studies for this work that examines the implications in fragile states for comprehensive programming of risk management among UN agencies and international NGOs.
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