Dr Susie Miles introduces the Inclusive Learning Topic Guide Learning Achievement: Engaging with Evidence Family Planning
 
Teacher holding hand of blind student, North Darfur, Sudan

Dr Susie Miles introduces the Inclusive Learning Topic Guide

The HEART Topic Guide brings together evidence on what works in inclusive learning for children aged 3 to 12 years with disabilities and/or difficulties in learning in low and middle income countries, and explores the role of inclusive approaches in contributing to inclusive societies and ultimately inclusive growth. Inclusive learning is defined in the Topic [...]Read more >

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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

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 (DFID) advisers in mid-2012. The topics and readings were chosen by experts in the field but are not a comprehensive review of all family planning literature. The main audience for this guide is policymakers, advisers, managers and practitioners. Read more >

Ebola requires a robust health systems response

30 September 2014

Baby with diarrhoea being attended to by community health officer, Sierra Leone

Ebola is threatening gains made in health systems strengthening in post conflict Sierra Leone. The ReBUILD consortium working in partnership with College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) in Freetown has been assessing the opportunities and challenges of the post conflict window(s) for health systems strengthening with a particular focus on human resources for [...]

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Leave No One Behind. Inclusive learning in low and middle income countries – the evidence.

29 September 2014

A new Topic Guide on Inclusive Learning has been launched that brings together evidence of what works for children aged 3 to 12 years with disabilities and difficulties in learning in low and middle income countries. Produced by the DFID funded HEART programme at the Institute of Development Studies, this Guide is the first of [...]

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Dr Susie Miles introduces the Inclusive Learning Topic Guide

19 September 2014

Teacher holding hand of blind student, North Darfur, Sudan

The HEART Topic Guide brings together evidence on what works in inclusive learning for children aged 3 to 12 years with disabilities and/or difficulties in learning in low and middle income countries, and explores the role of inclusive approaches in contributing to inclusive societies and ultimately inclusive growth. Inclusive learning is defined in the Topic [...]

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Response to the Select Committee report on enquiry into health systems strengthening in developing countries

19 September 2014

Improving health systems in Somalia

The House of Commons International Development Committee reported last Friday on the findings of its enquiry into the role of the UK Department for international Development (DFID) in strengthening health systems in developing countries. It recommended that DFID must use its expertise in this area to show global leadership and influence the agendas of its [...]

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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

Inclusive learning is defined in the Topic Guide as ‘the result of effective teaching practice, an adapted learning environment and teaching approaches which ensure that all children are included, engaged and supported’. The Topic Guide addresses some of the contested and debated issues around terminology, labelling, and segregated, integrated and inclusive schooling; reviews the limited evidence that exists from low and middle income countries;and identifies future research directions.

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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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