Three young boys, some deaf, some hearing, in Kochi, India
The exclusion of deaf children and young adults from access to school systems results in individuals and communities being denied quality education, leading to unemployment, low income, and increasing poverty.

Principal Investigator: Sabina Alkire. Lead Organisation: University of Oxford

This research project addresses the overarching research question: What factors shape pathways into and out of poverty and people's experience of these, and how can policy create sustained routes out of extreme poverty in ways that can be replicated and scaled up? 

Principal Investigators: Thomas Sikor and Mark Zeitoun. Lead Organisation: University of East Anglia

Co-investigators: Nada Ali; Janet Fisher; Heike Schroeder; Hari Prasad Dhungana; Michael Mason

Examining the energy practices of very poor women, men and young people living in informal settlements in peri-urban situations in Nigeria, South Sudan, Nepal and Bangladesh and how these are changing, drawing comparative lessons.
Investigating the role of sport, cultural and educational programmes in sustainable development among young people in low-income countries, tackling poverty, conflict in fragile states, environmental sustainability, and gender inequality.
Principal Investigator: Tamsin Bradley. Lead Organisation: University of Portsmouth
 
Co-investigators: Zara Marie Martin; Bishnu Raj Upreti; Kate Conroy; Ruth Pearson
 
Myanmar and Nepal are countries in transition. Both have recently emerged from long-term civil conflicts, and their populations have been afflicted by natural disasters.
Principal Investigator: Cecilia Tacoli. Lead Organisation: International Institute for Env and Dev
 
Co-investigators: Somsook Boonyabancha; Anna Maria Walnycki; Alice Marin Sverdlik; David Satterthwaite
 
Urbanisation in low-income nations presents both opportunities and immense challenges.

Principal Investigator: Simon Rushton. Lead Organisation: University of Sheffield

Co-investigators: Bhimsen Devkota; Sarita Panday; Martina McGuinness; Jonathan Mark Joseph; Jiban Kumar Karki; Julie Balen; Andrew Chee Keng Lee

Schoolchildren from Thamel, Kathmandu
Principal Investigator: Robin Shields. Lead Organisation: University of Bath
 
Co-investigators: Stephen Carney; Swati Banerjee; Hugh Lauder; Andres Sandoval Hernandez; Ganesh Bahadur Singh; P.K. Shajahan
 
The project will investigate how the accountability of schools differs according the school management model and whether accountability is linked to differences in learning outcomes.
Schoolchildren in Imadol, Nepal.
Principal Investigator: Dirgha Ghimire. Lead Organisation: University of Michigan
 
Co-investigators: William Axinn; Brian Rowan
 
We propose to develop and validate measures of accountability to be shared with the Nepal Ministry of Education (MOE) and to use those measures in an analysis of the determinants of accountability and its association with students' gains in achievement.

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