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News and Views

Posted: 13th May
CIES 2019
An Impact Initiative organised panel at the recent Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2019 conference explored the challenges facing both researchers and policy makers in promoting evidence-based policy and practice.
Posted: 29th April
ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes grant holder Dr. Melanie Ehren outlines her key learnings from the Impact Initiative hosted panel which took place at the 2019 CIES conference in April 2019.
Posted: 16th April

In a blog published this week by the Institute of Developmebnt Studies (IDS), Kelly Shephard (IDS) reflects on the challenges of running a side event in a busy and formally-s

Posted: 16th April
Yusuf Sayed, Professor of International Education and Development Policy (Education) at University of Sussex, and an ESRC-DFID grant holder, discussed 'The SDGs and the global education Agenda: Promises and Possibilities' at the Institute of Development Studies on 25 April 2019.
Posted: 11th April
Panel members, including the Minister of Disaster Management
Researchers and policymakers from city and national planning agencies discussed the insights and challenges faced by migrants in rapidly growing cities in Bangladesh.
Posted: 21st March
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.
Posted: 15th March
Lessons for the disabled
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.
Posted: 15th March
Central Addis Ababa
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.
Posted: 7th February
Does Life Stop When You're Having Your Period? Campaign message
Emily Wilson Smith, Mandu Reid and Catherine Dolan discuss menstruation and links with sustainable economic growth, period poverty across the globe, stigmatisation and education in the New Statesman (7 February 2019).
Posted: 6th February
RLO Workshop illustration 1
Producing innovative, rigorous, and policy-relevant research on how to raise learning outcomes globally is the key ambition of the ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems (RLO) Research Programme. We know that the evidence base in education is expanding - but is this research having an impact on student learning and practices? How do we know? And do relationships have a role in increasing research impact and helping promote ‘what works’ in education?