Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data collected in 2012–2014 from over 4500 young people (aged 8–25 y) in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa, this paper documents practices of using mobile phones to seek healthcare and the new therapeutic opportunities they create, alongside the constraints, contingencies and risks.
Education in international development settings, including in conflict and post-conflict contexts: teachers, quality and learning, and inequalities related to poverty, gender and disability.
In this paper we reflect on the inter-generational encounters which are embedded in young people’s cell phone interactions, and consider the wider societal implications, not least the potential for associated shifts in the generational balance of power.
The BE2 donor working group met in Florence 5-7 April to discuss the use of evidence in education policy and programming.
Researchers involved in the Transforming the pedagogy of STEM subjects report a number of positive developments with the project.
Additional funding from ESRC’s Impact Acceleration Accounts (IIA) is enhancing the research impact of two projects: 'Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality' (ITDEQC) and 'Improving Educational Evaluation and Quality In China' (IEEQC) projects.
Paul Lynch explores how young children with disabilities are supported and prepared for primary education in rural Malawi.
In the world of big data, evolving research into education policy and practice is a highly political, contested and complex space. Deciding when, how, where and with whom to share big data surely lies at the heart of the reason why we collect it in the first place. If research intends to create change and impact real lives, who deserves to hear the results most, and to be included centrally, and not peripherally, in its dissemination?
On 18 November, the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty and the Impact Initiative hosted a ‘Child Poverty Research Day’ to discuss current evidence, knowledge gaps and ways forward for research helping to reduce child poverty. Despite massive poverty reduction in the past decades, child poverty remains an issue requiring urgent action. The day was filled with sharing of research findings as well discussions of knowledge gaps and ideas for ways forward on how research, policy and practice can come together towards seeking a solution for ending child poverty.
SOS Children's Villages International explores how the multidimensional nature of poverty impacts on children, especially children without parental care or who are not living in households, and introduces the inter-agency initiative: All children count, but not all children are counted.