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01 Oct 2018 description

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A rapid review of the literature has found a selection of innovative WASH options available for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited spaces. Case study information was collated from African, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Caribbean countries. As requested, a number of experts were consulted for their opinion where there was a lack of project evaluations or grey literature.

01 Oct 2018 description

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This report provides a summary of global evidence on effective approaches to improving and reforming public sector basic education systems with a particular focus on delivery of school and classroom-focused results. In keeping with the request, the scope of the report focusses primarily on emerging practices associated with financial management, HR Management, and the use of data-gathering and evidence to inform decision-making at all levels of the system.

01 Oct 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Smart Rules provide the operating framework for the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) programmes. They do not cover non-programme elements of DFID’s operating framework (i.e. human resources, security and estates).

To eradicate poverty in a complex and fragile world, we need to ensure excellent management of DFID programmes. Delivering results and addressing the underlying causes of poverty and conflict requires programmes that can adapt to and influence the local context.

27 Sep 2018 description

UK shows leadership at UN General Assembly in helping developing countries reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change.

The Prime Minister yesterday at the UN General Assembly in New York outlined over £160 million of funding to help countries transition to cleaner, greener energy systems and support communities affected by climate change.

27 Sep 2018 description

The UK has committed to leading the fight against tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest diseases, through funding research into three new treatments.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced at the UN General Assembly yesterday (Wednesday 26 September) that UK aid will be dedicated to developing shorter, safer and more effective treatments for TB.

24 Sep 2018 description

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The available evidence on the impact of diversity on individual/team/organisational effectiveness in organisations is inconclusive and mixed as to its beneficial and negative outcomes. The majority of the literature seems to focus on private firms; who have reaped business benefits from equality and diversity, but not all firms, in all contexts, at all times. Knowledge about how, when, and why diversity and diversity management affects effective performance and organisational outcomes is limited.

24 Sep 2018 description

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Where is child labour in agriculture most prevalent and what are the impacts of this labour on children? This query will identify and summarise evidence on:

• Where is the biggest issue of child labour in agriculture? Which countries? Which supply chains? Which farm structures?

• How are gender roles and age differences reflected in the understanding about child labour in agriculture and supply chains?

• Do any other features of marginalisation stand out in the literature e.g. caste, household income?

24 Sep 2018 description

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How do OECD countries collect data on children trafficked into their own countries for the worst forms of child labour, and what data is publicly available?
Including data on: main routes for trafficking children, number of children that die in transit, cost of trafficking children, prosecution for various actors along the supply chain (suppliers vs. buyers).

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24 Sep 2018 description

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What has worked to improve adult literacy and numeracy in resource constrained settings?

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

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What are the general lessons from peace agreements that illustrate why peace agreements may or may not work? What are the favourable conditions for a successful power sharing agreement? Issues of interest include 'do no harm' principles, secondary benefits, how to incentivise elite actors.

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

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Identify evidence on approaches to measuring the prevalence of Violence in Schools across low and middle income countries and the data available based on these measurement approaches.

This should consist of:

a) A list of key sources of evidence on how the occurrence and prevalence of violence in schools is measured (with a focus on low to middle income countries).

24 Sep 2018 description

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What evidence is there on the impact of school health programmes/initiatives on: enrolment, retention/dropout of students, learning outcomes; health and nutritional benefits of students, families and communities by type of institution?

If possible, break down results by type of institution (primary, secondary, and tertiary) as objectives may vary by age group.

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

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A rapid literature review of the evidence on interventions supporting parents to participate more in their children’s learning in Tanzania and other similar resource-constrained contexts. What does the evidence say on the results and lessons learned from these interventions, including on the effects of the way the parents participate? Where possible, gender dimensions will be flagged.

1. Overview

Summary of key findings

24 Sep 2018 description

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What data do we have about the prevalence of the worst forms of child labour? How robust are the data and what are the limitations of existing data sets?

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

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Is there evidence about modes of delivery for school health programmes, such as school clinics with permanent nurses vs visiting nurses, or other methods?

1. Overview