Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.

News: Turning point for research evidence on youth and uncertainty in Ethiopia
Following the National Youth Seminar which took place in Ethiopia in March, YOUR World Research, enabled by the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research, launches findings and the Impact Initiative shares a short video from the National Youth Seminar which includes interviews with the researchers and policymakers involved.

Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial

Aber, Lawrence J. et al (2016) ‘Impacts After One Year of “Healing Classroom” on Children's Reading and Math Skills in DRC: Results From a Cluster Randomized Trial’ Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 10.3: 507-529.

Promoting children's learning and development in conflict-affected countries: Testing change process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2016)

Aber, Lawrence J. et al (2017) ‘Promoting children's learning and development in conflict-affected countries: Testing change process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’, Development and Psychopathology 29.1: 53-67.

News: Ethiopian Government invites researchers and youth to shape new policy
This week at the National Youth Seminar, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, researchers, NGOs and young people will highlight the need to consider youth justice and rehabilitation, street connectedness and disability in the new policy.
Blog: Barriers to education for disabled youth
Despite legislation and commitments to ensure equitable access to education, evidence from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia shows that school attendance of disabled youth is very poor. In Ethiopia, stories bring to life the barriers preventing young disabled people from reaching their full potential.
Blog: Being young and disabled in the city
Many disabled people experience social isolation, and struggle to participate in society. Many people with disabilities feel marginalised, with evidence from Kenya and Liberia highlighting lower voting-participation, and struggles to find sustainable employment, particularly in towns and cities.
Blog: ESRC-DFID's innovative research on education systems and raising learning outcomes

Laura Savage, Deputy Team Lead DFID Education Research Team, highlights the context for a new booklet providing an overview of the 30 projects focused in 24 countries enabled by the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Ou

Supporting Children with Disabilities in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: Promoting Inclusive Practice within Community-Based Childcare Centres in Malawi through a Bioecological Systems Perspective

McLinden M. et al (2018) ‘Supporting Children with Disabilities in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: Promoting Inclusive Practice within Community-Based Childcare Centres in Malawi through a Bioecological Systems Perspective’ International Journal of Early Childhood 50.2: pp 159–174.

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