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The Impact Initiative has closed. This website has now been archived and will no longer be updated.
A range of issues on governance, participation, and accountability, including: citizenship, planning, economic investment, rights, and environmental impact.

Principal Investigator: Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta. Lead Organisation: Institute for Peace and Security Studies

Co-investigators: Kidane Kiros Bitsue; Jennifer Elizabeth Hodbod; Edward Geoffrey Jedediah Stevenson; Fana Gebresenbet Erda; Emma Jayne Tebbs

Principal Investigator: Ana Maria Ibáñez. Lead Organistion: University of the Andes - Colombia

Principal Investigator: Simon Rushton. Lead Organisation: University of Sheffield

Co-investigators: Bhimsen Devkota; Sarita Panday; Martina McGuinness; Jonathan Mark Joseph; Jiban Kumar Karki; Julie Balen; Andrew Chee Keng Lee

Schoolchildren from Thamel, Kathmandu
Principal Investigator: Robin Shields. Lead Organisation: University of Bath
 
Co-investigators: Stephen Carney; Swati Banerjee; Hugh Lauder; Andres Sandoval Hernandez; Ganesh Bahadur Singh; P.K. Shajahan
 
The project will investigate how the accountability of schools differs according the school management model and whether accountability is linked to differences in learning outcomes.
Outdoor classes in Afghanistan

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

Students at the Cestos High School, Liberia.
Principal Investigator: Justin Sandefur. Lead Organisation: Innovations for Poverty Action
 
Liberia's public education system is moribund. The civil war of 1999-2003 and the Ebola epidemic of 2014 have left the Ministry of Education with little capacity to run a national school system.
Schoolchildren in Imadol, Nepal.
Principal Investigator: Dirgha Ghimire. Lead Organisation: University of Michigan
 
Co-investigators: William Axinn; Brian Rowan
 
We propose to develop and validate measures of accountability to be shared with the Nepal Ministry of Education (MOE) and to use those measures in an analysis of the determinants of accountability and its association with students' gains in achievement.
Fezeka High School, South Africa

Principal Investigator: Melanie Ehren (Free (VU) University of Amsterdam).

Lead Organisation: University College London (UCL)

Co-investigators: Andrew Neil Paterson Double-Hugh Marera (JET Education Service); Jacqueline-Aundree Jacqueline Baxter (Open University)

Researcher: Soong Moon Kang (UCL) 

Children in Agadez, Niger.
Principal Investigator: Jenny Carson Aker. Lead Organisation: Tufts University
 
Despite improvements in school enrolment over the past 20 years, 757 million adults worldwide are still unable to read and write in any language (UNESCO 2015).

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