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Determinants of income inequality and its effects on economic growth: evidence from African countries
M.O. Odedokun; J.I. Round / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This paper investigates within an African context, the determinants of income distribution and inequality; the effects of inequality on economic growth, and the channels through which inequality affects growth. The article find...
Why has inequality risen whist redistribution has increased in OECD countries?
G. Rehme / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2001
This article explores the ambiguous finding that in OECD countries inequality has risen, whilst redistribution has similarly increased. Why is this? The theory used in this paper suggests that this is something to do with the r...
Community and individual-level attitudes towards livestock-keeping greatly impact the outcome of restocking projects
C. Heffernan; F. Miturelli; L. Nielsen / Livestock Development Studies Group 2001
This article investigates the development of decision support tools for pastoral restocking projects. The study focuses on how community and individual-level attitudes and values regarding livestock-keeping influenced the outcome of r...
The first distance learning project for non-formal education in Mongolia: experiences and achievements
B. Robinson / School of Continuing Education, University of Nottingham 1999
The use of open and distance learning for non-formal education is much less represented in the literature than for formal education. This paper provides a case study, grounded in practice, of the first open and distance learning proje...
What gender-related issues have emerged as a result of transition in Mongolia?
B. Robinson; A. Solongo / School of Continuing Education, University of Nottingham 2000
This article asks two questions in relation to the abrupt political and economic transitions in Mongolia: Firstly, why does gender matter in economics? Secondly, what gender-related issues have emerged as a result of transition in Mon...
Livelihoods diversification in rural development
F. Ellis / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 1999
Examines livelihood diversification as a survival strategy of rural households in developing countries. Although still of central importance, farming on its own is increasingly unable to provide a sufficient means of survival in rural...
Pastoral groups in East Africa need to engage in policy debate
C. Hesse; M. Ochieng Odhiambo / Drylands Programme, IIED 2001
This concept note explores initiatives aiming at supporting pastoral civil society in East Africa. The goals of the initiative include: create conditions such that pastoral groups can play a more effective and vi...
Overcoming gender bias in schools
United Nations Children's Fund 2000
Paper assesses gender bias in schools, and asserts that the loss of potential is not for girls alone. The social and economic benefits of an educated female population have been documented in country after country. So have the positiv...
Economic incentives have powerful effect on work behavior of women with children in Kenya
M. M. Lokshin; E. Glinskaya; M. García / Gendernet, World Bank 2000
Paper analyses the effect of childcare costs on households' behaviour in Kenya. For households with children three to seven years of age, they model mothers' participation in paid work, participation in paid work of other household me...
Anglican Church of Kenya project to increase functional literacy among the communities in Kagamega, through the use of the Regenerated Freirian Literacy and Empowering Community Techniques (REFLECT) approach.
Department for International Development, UK 2010
What examples are there of effective mobilisation of citizens/communities which have brought about improved education outcomes (quality and access) for poor men and women?   Are there any examples where&n...
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Children’s mobility in Ghana: an SBHA Special Issue
G. Porter (ed); K. Hampshire (ed) / Society, Biology and Human Affairs 2010
Children throughout Sub-Saharan Africa are extraordinarily mobile. Every day children travel to school, to markets, to fetch water and firewood, to work on farms and take farm produce to grinding mills, as well as to visit friends and...
Ghana's youth dividend?
C. Ksoll; K. Lehrer / Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford 2013
Young people are one of Africa’s greatest potential assets for its continued development. The ‘Ghana Opportunities for Transitioning Post-Secondary School Students’ research project investigates the transition of recent...
Agency and advocacy: disabled students in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania
L. Morley; A. Croft / Research in Comparative and International Education 2011
Between 10% and 15% of the world’s population are thought to be disabled. The 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an example of emerging global policy architecture for human rights for dis...
Mobile phones and education in Sub-Saharan Africa: from youth practice to public policy
Journal of International Development 2015
Young people's use of mobile phones is expanding exponentially across Africa. Its transformative potential is exciting, but findings presented in this paper indicate how the downside of mobile phone use in African schools is becoming ...
Teenage childbearing and educational attainment in South Africa
I.M. Timaeus; T.A. Moultrie / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2012
Teenage childbearing and attainment at school in South Africa are investigated using nationally-representative data from the National Income Dynamics Study. The analysis focuses on the outcomes by 2010 of a panel of 673 childless youn...
What development interventions work? The long-term impact and cost-effectiveness of anti-poverty programs in Bangladesh
A.R. Quisumbing / Department for International Development, UK 2010
While Government and NGOs in Bangladesh have undertaken many interventions designed to help individuals and households escape poverty, few studies have evaluated their long-term impact. Using a newly available longitudinal dat...
Factors shaping the HIV-competence of two primary schools in rural Zimbabwe
International Journal of Educational Development 2015
School attendance often has positive impacts on the well-being of HIV-affected and HIV-vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. In the context of the growing emphasis on the need for schools to go ‘beyond education’, inter...
The role of schools in supporting HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
L.B. Andersen / London School of Economics 2012
HIV-affected children (themselves sick/with sick parents/orphaned) are particularly vulnerable to poor nutrition, mental and physical health, sexual abuse and poverty - which consequently tend to have a negative impact on their school...
New knowledge on children and young people: a synthesis of evidence - summary paper
R. Marcus; E. Page; J. Stephenson; D. Walker / Impact Initiative 2015
Improving children and young people’s (CYP) wellbeing, and recognising the role they can play in creating a more sustainable world will be critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This timely report provides ...
Every last girl: free to live, free to learn, free from harm
Save the Children Fund 2016
More than 700 million women in the world today were married before their 18th birthday and one in three of those women was married before age 15. Child marriage can trigger a cycle of disadvantage across every part of a girl’s li...
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Research in Comparative and International Education
Research in Comparative and International Education is a peer-reviewed international journal, edited by Professor David Phillips of the University of Oxford, assisted by an Editorial Board and an International Advisory Board of international scholars with a wide range of expertise in comparative and international studies.
International Journal of Educational Development
Impact Initiative
The Impact Initiative for international development research aims to increase the uptake and impact of research from two research programmes jointly funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID): the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Rese...
The Pacific Community (SPC) (SPC)
The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, supporting development since 1947. It is an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members.
University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB)
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is a private liberal arts-based University in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ULAB incorporates the values of Liberal Arts and Sustainability into its curricula, through its General Education Department and its Center for Sustainable Development (CSD). ULAB is a research-intensive University, with multiple research opportunities for its faculty...
Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET)
The Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET) focuses on diverse areas of research, including differentiation, higher education and democracy, higher education and development, governance, knowledge production, post-secondary education and university engagement.
University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
The University of Zimbabwe is the oldest University in Zimbabwe which is involved in teaching and research and offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines which include arts, agriculture, law, medicine, social studies, science, engineering, education, commerce and veterinary sciences. The rigorous academic standards and high quality research output demanded by the University o...
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF)
Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) aims to provide quality skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable populations of the fourteen target districts of Punjab in order to improve livelihood prospects for them. PSDF initiated its operations for the residents of four districts of southern Punjab i.e Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzaffargarh and Lodhran. In 2013, PSDF’s geo...
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Not-for-profit behavioral and social science research and evaluation organisation. Within the United States and internationally, AIR: produces improvements in education, health, and the workforce addresses the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities designs and advances statistical and research methods causes pr...
West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)
The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) was established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in 2005 to reinforce the capacities of civil society in the sub-region. WACSI is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of civil society organisations through capacity strengthening programmes for increased and effective...
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