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More than bums on seats: making schools responsive to children’s needs
Marion Molteno; Kimberley Ogadhoh; Emma Cain; Bridget Crumpton / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
What factors structure educational disadvantage? How can international agencies work with governments, non-government organisations and communities to overcome them?
Sick cities? Evaluating healthy city projects
Trudy Harpham; Salma Burton; Ilona Blue / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
What makes a healthy city? How can urban health promotion projects involve women and the poor? Researchers from the UK’s South Bank University report on an evaluation of ‘Healthy City Projects’ (HCPs) in five countries.
Reduction in reproduction – fertility decline in Nepal
Martine Collumbien; Ian Timaeus; Laxmi Acharya / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
When did fertility begin to decline in Nepal? To what extent did family planning programmes contribute to lower birth rates? A study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine addresses these questions.
Feeling poorly? Poverty and depression in Goa, India
Vikram Patel / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Are poor people more likely to suffer from depression than the wealthy? Is there a link between disability and mental disorder? What role does gender play? Researchers from the UK Institute of Psychiatry and the Goa Institute of Psych...
Economic depression: poverty and mental health in developing countries
Vikram Patel; Ricardo Araya; Mauricio de Lima; Ana Ludermir; Charles Todd / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Why are depression and related disorders reaching crisis proportions in the developing world? What are the causes of common mental disorders (CMDs) in low-income countries? Research in Brazil, Chile, India and Zimbabwe, co-ordinated b...
Throwing away the primer: the 'real literacies' approach to adult literacy
Alan Rogers / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
What do we mean by 'illiterate'? Are we being misled by UNESCO rhetoric that literacy is the key to development? What happens when we herd into class individuals who may have nothing in common except for the fact they have been labell...
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