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The project aims to examine initiatives which engage with global aspirations to advance gender equality in and through schooling in contexts of poverty in Kenya and South Africa.
Examining the politics of welfare programmes in Africa, i.e. what ‘works’ politically and why, and analysing the political conditions and factors that either favour or impede the implementation of social assistance programmes.
Results from this research changed education policy and practice, particularly in Ghana; and transport policy and practice, shown through the inclusion of children in the Tanzania Draft National Transport Policy Framework.

Principal Investigator: Colin Graham Thirtle. Lead Organisation: Imperial College London

Co-investigators: Jenifer Piesse; Andrew Ross Doward; Marthinus Gouse; Johann Frederick Kirsten; Colin Poulton

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