Health, education, protection, livelihoods, and livelihoods of children and young people in developing and fragile contexts.
Principal Investigator: Jean-Francois Trani. Lead Organisation: Washington University in St Louis
Co-investgators: Sheretta Butler-Barnes; Nidhi Singal; Atika Pasha; Juanita Vasquez-Escallon; Parul Bakhshi; Peter Hovmand; Aminulhaq Mayel; Farah Said; Sanjeev Kumar Rai; Muhammad Tahir Waqar
In Malawi, where a policy of Free Primary Education has been in place for more than fifteen years, relatively few children have never attended school. However, despite high initial enrolments, primary education in Malawi is inefficient, with high dropout and low completion rates. Against a context of underlying poverty, research suggests that many of the children in Malawi denied adequate access to education are those orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.