Learning Achievement: Engaging with Evidence Family Planning The Impact of Tertiary Education on Development
 
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Learning Achievement: Engaging with Evidence

This paper, developed in-house by DFID staff, is intended to be the first iteration of a ‘living document’ to explore in more detail the Learning Framework themes (see figure 1 below) and their relation to learning achievement. The idea is for this paper to bring together in-house synthesis work on existing evidence and to act [...]Read more >

Mother and baby smiling, Nigeria

Family Planning

Introduction This document presents a summary of family planning. It reviews existing literature, examining carefully what the current knowledge is, where the important issues or problems lie and “what works”. It is divided into ten sections. This guide was produced as a result of a reading week held for the UK Department for International Development [...]Read more >

Two young mothers learning to write, India

The Impact of Tertiary Education on Development

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has commissioned a series of rigorous literature reviews focused on different aspects of education. The reviews identify critical evidence gaps to guide future research programmes and present existing evidence for the development of effective interventions. A team from the Institute of Education, University of London authored the review [...]Read more >

Report of the WINNN-ORIE Nutrition Stakeholders Engagement Event, 29 April 2014, Abuja

15 September 2014

Mother and baby smiling, Nigeria

On the morning of Tuesday 29 April 2014, around 70 stakeholders discussed how to tackle undernutrition in Northern Nigeria, including staff from state and federal government, multilateral agencies, Nigerian research institutions, and domestic and international nongovernmental organisations. The meeting was convened in Abuja at the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Health and the National [...]

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Inclusive learning

08 September 2014

Teacher holding hand of blind student, North Darfur, Sudan

Introduction1. Key concepts in inclusive learning2. Evidence on inclusive learning3. Inclusive societies4. Toolkits relevant to inclusive learning Inclusive learning is the result of effective teaching practice, an adapted learning environment and teaching approaches which ensure that all children are included, engaged and supported. This HEART Topic Guide brings together evidence on what works in inclusive [...]

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Executive Summary – Impact evaluation of the DFID programme to accelerate improved nutrition for the extreme poor in Bangladesh, Phase II

05 September 2014

A mother and her infant child at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific (or direct) interventions with the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are [...]

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Impact evaluation of the DFID programme to accelerate improved nutrition for the extreme poor in Bangladesh, Phase II

05 September 2014

Family living on roadside, Bangladesh

The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific (or direct) interventions with the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are [...]

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GRM International offers courses for people working in international development

05 September 2014

Youth computer course - South Africa

GRM International offers a full range of courses to meet the needs of those working in international development. Courses focus on tried and tested development fundamentals, as well as the trends that drive social change today and in the future. Courses bring together seasoned development practitioners, social impact innovators, and newcomers to the field for [...]

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Global Health Architecture: current and future

02 September 2014

Operating theatre, Eastern Cape, South Africa

DFID is mapping the current health architecture and identifying drivers that will influence the future architecture from 2015. This report was prepared to inform DFID on the strengths and weaknesses of the current global health architecture, and of the relevance and responsive of the health architecture for the post 2015 agenda. This work looks at [...]

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Does fortifying food improve nutrition for the poorest people?

01 September 2014

Feeding programs bolster student performance

Globally, deficiencies in micronutrients are staggering in scale. According  to some estimates, between 40 and 60 percent of all children in developing countries suffer negative health consequences from not receiving enough iron, and a similar percentage don’t get enough Vitamin A. One response to this problem has been more widely adopted than any other: food [...]

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A new era for the WHO health system building blocks?

26 August 2014

Operating theatre, Eastern Cape, South Africa

A health system consists of all the organizations, institutions, resources and people whose primary purpose is to improve health.a There is mounting evidence that health systems that can deliver services equitably and efficiently are critical for achieving improved health status. While increased attention to health systems strengthening is welcome, it requires a sound monitoring strategy [...]

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Reaching out to the Department for International Development on Close-to-Community Providers

20 August 2014

Maternal and child health in India

Community health workers in Mozambique are paid by development partners and not by the Government. How does this affect their integration into the broader health system? How can we incentivise supervisors in Malawi to support community health workers in a positive way? Sometimes donors’ desire to take action on particular health issues can mean that [...]

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Global health meets genomics: inequalities and politics

11 August 2014

HIV patient receiving antiretroviral therapy medication, Rwanda

Scientific advances in the understanding of genetics and genomics have the potential to generate major improvements for human health in the near future. However, from a global health perspective, the translation of this technology into new medical treatments raises profound international and local issues around inequality, identity and insecurity. Melissa Leach – Director at the [...]

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