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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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DFID’s work on education: leaving no one behind? Reflections on IDC report

Steve Packer, UKFIET Board of Trustees, and Ian MacAuslan, Oxford Policy Management It is good news that the International Development Committee (IDC) report on DFID and its education activities has been published on 21 November 2017. Interrupted by the June 2017 election, there were doubts that the Committee’s work would be completed. Thankfully, and with […]

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Teachers, canals, and a friend remembered: Reflections from UKFIET 2017

This blog was originally posted on the Center for Education Innovations blog on 25 September 2017. Re-posted with permission. Oxford in September, for what must be my eighth UKFIET conference, and each time I’ve been progressively more at home with the debates and less awed by the presentations.  But on Tuesday evening I stood in a room […]

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Girls Education – which way forward?

Students from a US based MA course recently asked me why NGOs put too much emphasis on shocking statistics and pictures of girls only while boys from poor and conflict affected countries were also disadvantaged? “Why discriminate” they asked? It dawned on me that to one not caught up in the debates, or one witnessing […]

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