Social protection and economic strengthening

Social protection covers the range of policies and programmes to alleviate extreme poverty — including cash transfers, child grants, and school meals — that guard against social and economic insecurity. The Accelerate Hub examines the crucial role social protection can play in preventing economic hardship and advancing inclusive development.

MAISHA longitudinal study

A four-wave cohort study of adult women in Mwanza, Tanzania investigating predictors and consequences of intimate partner violence, including its impact on adolescents. Team: Professor ...

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Impact of social protection programmes in Zambia

A cross-sectional study in four districts in Zambia, with data collection in 2019 from the evaluation of the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of ...

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Child and community care

This study tracks the development of children and families affected by HIV attending established community based organisations (CBOs) across South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia. Team: ...

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Evaluating the impact of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Programme on adolescent health and wellbeing

Led by Dr William Rudgard (University of Oxford) and Silinganisiwe Dzumbunu (University of Cape Town), this project is aimed at evaluating the effects of the ...

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Young Carers

Previous research has reported that orphaned children are more likely to have mental health problems and educational deficits, and are more likely to contract HIV ...

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Mzantsi Wakho

Mzantsi Wakho is a longitudinal mixed-method study with a cohort of 1,059 HIV-positive adolescents. This research project is intended to promote ART adherence and SRH ...

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HEY BABY

Hey Baby is a longitudinal mixed-methods cohort study of 800 adolescent parents and their children. This study aims to assess pathways to resilience among adolescent ...

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Cash and behavioural interventions combinations in Kenya

To study how large unconditional cash transfers to a household (alongside a behavioural intervention) effect psychological, health, and economic outcomes and engagement in risky behaviours ...

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