Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.
Who are the policymakers and how do they use research evidence? James Georgalakis, Director of the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative, explores this question and highlights a recent initiative activity in which a range of senior development professionals, working in global organisations, were interviewed by ESRC-DFID grant holders in order to find out more about evidence use behaviours amongst those working to reduce global child poverty and inequality.
A collection of ESRC–DFID funded research providing new evidence on what governments must consider to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion. Features research from Afganistan, India, Malawi, Morocco, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Tunisia.
Research directly involving teenagers and their families in Sierra Leone to reduce teenage pregnancy has helped pave the way for a new community-friendly Child and Family Welfare Policy. The findings directly influenced the Sierra Leone government’s development of a new policy on child protection.
Over the course of three days, 150 researchers, practitioners and policy makers at the conference ‘Putting Children First: identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa’ discussed the available evidence on child poverty and its policy responses, as well as knowledge and policy gaps. Various take-away messages stood out.