Author Archive | Elizabeth Tofaris

Evidence to Policy Workshop at UKFIET Conference 2019

The Opportunities and Challenges of Translating Evidence into Policy and Practice

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the Impact Initiative for international development research. It was originally posted on the Impact Initiative website on 25th September 2019 and is based on discussions at a workshop at the September 2019 UKFIET conference on inclusive education systems. The Impact Initiative for […]

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A teacher writes maths formulas on a blackboard at a school. Image Credit_Philippe-Lissac_Godong_Panos-Pictures

New research addresses global teaching crisis

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the the Impact Initiative for international development research. The Impact Initiative seeks to connect policymakers and practitioners with the world-class social science research supported by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, maximising the uptake and impact of research from: (i) the Joint Fund for […]

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Children looking at a globe of the world in a classroom at school. Education in Guinea is free and designed to be compulsory for children aged between seven and 13. Credit: Giacomo Pirozzi/Panos.

Statement for Action for Global Disability Summit: transforming education for children and youth with disabilities

This blog was co-authored by Elizabeth Tofaris, REAL Centre, University of Cambridge, and Sandra Baxter, Institute of Development Studies, both for the Impact Initiative. In the lead up to the Global Disability Summit in London on 24 July 2018, a group of 31 donor agencies, international NGOs, research organisations and global education networks have produced […]

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Uganda, Kitengeesa. A worker trims and stacks sanitary pads before they are lined and sewn at the AFRIpads factory. Started by volunteers in 2009, AFRIpads manufactures reusable fibre sanitary pads. Credit: Nyani Quarmyne/Panos.

Can better sanitary care help keep African girls in school?

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the the Impact Initiative for international development research. The Impact Initiative seeks to connect policymakers and practitioners with the world-class social science research supported by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, maximising the uptake and impact of research from: (i) the Joint Fund for […]

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Children studying in class. Primary education is free of charge in Malawi. However, although many children start school, around 60% drop out before completing their primary schooling.

Can unconventional schooling techniques reduce drop-out rates in Sub-Saharan Africa?

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the the Impact Initiative for international development research. The Impact Initiative seeks to connect policymakers and practitioners with the world-class social science research supported by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, maximising the uptake and impact of research from: (i) the Joint Fund for […]

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