RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
- How do stakeholders’ feel about the PlayLab project in Uganda and Tanzania?Understanding the perceptions of different stakeholders (parents, communities, play leaders and programme staff) about the concept of learning through play for children aged 3- 5Key Findings
Play labs have encouraged learning through play throughout the communities. Children and care givers across the community see positive learning and behaviour changes.
- How impactful has the Girls’ Education Challenges (GEC) project been in Afghanistan and Tanzania?Assessing the impact of project interventions on educational outcomes amongst the participating girlsKey Findings
The GEC project in both countries improved enrollment, attendance, awareness, completion and competencies among the participating girls.
- What factors prevent transition into secondary education in Uganda?Assessing the factors affecting the transition to secondary educationKey Findings
Poverty remains the key factor obstructing transition to secondary schools.
- What impact has the expansion of small firms and job creation for youth had in Uganda?Understanding the impact of various on-the-job and vocational training programmes on labour market opportunities for young peopleKey Findings
Vocational training and apprenticeship programmes are cost effective methods of successfully reducing unemployment in Uganda. Provision of soft skills increases the employability of workers.
- What are the effects of balancing unpaid care work and paid work in East Africa?Comparing unpaid care work and paid work to see the successes, challenges, and lessons for women’s economic empowermentKey Findings
Addressing unpaid care tasks (childcare centers, gender based services) encourages women to be effectively engaged in paid work.
- Has the Livelihood Enhancement through Agricultural Development (LEAD) project improved lives of smallholder farmers in Tanzania?Assessing whether the LEAD project actually helped to increase adoption and productivity and also translated into economic benefits for participating smallholder farmersKey Findings
The LEAD project has contributed significantly in increasing production, income and savings among the project participants.
- Was consumption of nutritious food increased through the Innovative and Integrated Approach to Smallholder Family Nutrition project in Liberia?Evaluating the impact of interventions amongst the project participantsKey Findings
The consumption of orange fleshed sweet potatoes is higher in the intervention areas, which contributes to better nutritional outcomes.