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Skills and labour market insertion among university graduates

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO is partnering with the UK Government North Africa Good Governance Fund to promote prosperity and economic development in Algeria by supporting reform for growing and inclusive economies that offer stability and prosperity including in marginalised areas. This intervention addresses the issue of unemployment of the young population and their readiness to enter the employment market in terms of skills. This project supports skills and labour market insertion of university graduates by enhancing employability skills of students and graduates, in particular job search and entrepreneurial skills, by building the capacity of key governmental labour market actors such as ANEM, CNAC and ANSEJ, and of universities to strengthen their links with enterprises, and by reducing the skills mismatch between skills of graduates and labour market requirements. The main focus is on capacity building at the macro and meso level in order to have a long term impact on envisaged ultimate beneficiaries, being un- and underemployed higher education graduates and university students that expect better perspectives on the labour market.

Programme identifier:

XM-DAC-41302-106115-76541-2018-DZA102

Start Date:

2017-01-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

$952,485


Improving Gender Attitudes, Transition and Education Outcomes (IGATE-Transition)

The Open University (OU)

IGATE-T seeks to improve the life chances of over 70,000 marginalised girls by supporting their learning and helping them to transition from primary education to post-primary options such as secondary school or community-based learning. The Open University is the academic lead for a whole school development programme, which will improve inclusive education and the teaching of literacy and numeracy, enabling schools to be safe and supportive environments which enhance girls' learning.

Programme identifier:

GB-CHC-000391-208104

Start Date:

2017-05-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,034,675


Centre for Behavioural Studies - a research center which applies behavioural science approaches to address practical challenges and provides evidence-based solutions

University of Dar es Salaam

The project initiated with DFID's support to establish a behavioural science unit with the University of Dar es salaam, Department of Economics. The unit aims at using behavioural science to improve the design and implementation of policies and interventions.

Programme identifier:

XI-GRID-grid.8193.3-CoSS-EC18081

Start Date:

2018-08-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£1,000,000


University Staff Doctoral Programme

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The SA-UK University Staff Doctoral Proogramme (USDP) Phase 2 project supports doctoral training for academics employed at South African Higher Education Institutions through PhD scholarships and capacity building programmes enabled through partnerships between UK and South African Higher Education Institutions.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-13-NEWT-BC_ZAF_415

Start Date:

2020-01-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£990,000


Transformation Through Innovation in Distance Education

The University of Manchester

Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) aims to improve the quality of higher education in Myanmar at a critical time in the country’s development. After years of low investment in the higher education system, there is now an increasing demand for skilled graduates to meet new employment needs, particularly in relation to the environmental management of Myanmar’s natural resources to ensure sustainability over years of rapid development. TIDE brings together universities in the UK and Myanmar to improve the quality of distance learning to result in more employable graduates. The partnership will innovate and strengthen the quality of the distance education system at institutional levels and in the design and delivery of learning, focusing on environmental science disciplines and making use of the rapidly emerging ICT infrastructure.

Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000797-203166

Start Date:

2017-07-17

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£287,080


Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Health Systems (CHORUS) Research Programme Consortium

University of Leeds

The CHORUS consortium brings together researchers from Ghana, Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh and the UK to work with communities, health professionals and city-level decision makers to develop and test ways to improve the health of the poorest urban residents. It aims to address the key challenges of having an uncoordinated plurality of health providers; the wide determinants of health among poor urban residents; communicable and non-communicable diseases, and how to identify and engage urban poor residents.

Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000658 -GB-GOV-1-301132

Start Date:

2020-05-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£7,972,870


Skills for Prosperity Kenya

The Open University (OU)

Skills for Prosperity Kenya is a two-and-a-half year programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), which aims to improve Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education in Kenya, with a focus on marginalised youth, persons with disabilities and women and girls. Under a consortium led by Leonard Cheshire, the Open University is leading on support to the creation of a new National Open University for Kenya (NOUK), and supporting skills development and capacity building for other public university staff in the areas of open and distance learning, and improving their distance education provision.

Programme identifier:

GB-CHC-000391-S4PKe

Start Date:

2020-10-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£635,890.53


Development of Triple Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies

The University of Oxford

The goal of the Development of Triple Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies (DeTACT) project is to provide a solution using currently available antimalarials to contain multidrug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub region, and to prevent the spread or emergence of resistance in India, Africa, and beyond. DeTACT aims to provide evidence from clinical, market and community-based research in support of a global change in policy to allow large-scale deployment of triple artemisinin-based combination therapies (TACTs) for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Switching from artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) to TACTs could be one of the last available options using currently available drugs to treat multidrug-resistant falciparum malaria and prevent or delay it from spreading or emerging in areas where it is not yet present. The project is divided into six work packages: (1) Develop two co-packaged TACTs for uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria. (2) Using these products, conduct randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trials in 13 sites in 8 African countries and 4 Asian countries to provide evidence of safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the TACTs. (3) Mathematical modelling to assess the potential of TACTs to delay the emergence and further spread of antimalarial drug resistance and the costs and benefits of introducing TACTs in countries with different levels of drug resistance, malaria transmission rates, and adherence to treatment guidelines. (4) Analyse the conceptual ethical aspects and conduct an empirical ethics/social science study addressing the ethical aspects of a change to TACTs in the African paediatric patient population. (5) A market positioning assessment based on interviews and focus group discussions with stakeholders ranging from end users to national and regional policy makers, to address the barriers and strategies to overcome these, and acceptability of changing to TACTs in Asia and Africa, which present different epidemiological settings. (6) Effective communication of the design of the study and evidence generated in order to engage with key stakeholders at an early stage.

Programme identifier:

GB-UKPRN-10007774-DeTACT

Start Date:

2018-07-16

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£9,227,166


Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare (RIAH)

The University of Manchester

This research programme aims to improve understanding of the nature, frequency, scale, and impact of attacks on healthcare in conflict through improved data collection and analysis. Multiple international studies confirm a global consensus that attacks on health often threaten the sanctity of health care, disrespect the right to health care, and violate international humanitarian law. Gathering evidence of attacks has to date been crucial in raising awareness of the issue. But existing evidence is largely restricted to the reporting of incidents and their immediate impact, and falls short of providing data on the longer-term and wider impacts of attacks on healthcare access and utilisation as well as broader public health outcomes. This research will transcend previous work on attacks against healthcare through rigorous new and sustained data collection over the lifetime of the project. It aims to produce data that generate stronger evidence of the scale and nature of the problem and document the impacts of the attacks to support global policy and advocacy efforts.

Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000797-GB-GOV-1-300484-RIAH

Start Date:

2019-01-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,154,530.11


African Cities Research Programme

The University of Manchester

Research which will produce new operationally-relevant knowledge and evidence on African ‘cities as systems’. The research will help policy makers and those who manage cities to tackle the most significant problems constraining growth and development in individual African Cities, leading to the development of, and investment in, more effective economic development and poverty-reduction policies and programmes in African cities, by FCDO and its partners.

Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000797-GB-GOV-1-300180

Start Date:

2020-10-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£32,101,144


Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice

University of Birmingham

The Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice promotes awareness and adoption of TWP approaches, and provides evidence-based insights to stimulate further innovation. The impetus behind the formation of the CoP was to translate the insights of political economy thinking into operationally relevant guidance. The CoP does this by engaging with development practitioners, publishing information and advice, providing training workshops, and promoting new studies and research.

Programme identifier:

GB-EDU-133784-TWPCoP2

Start Date:

2020-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£332,048


Research and Evidence Programme for Nepal’s Transition

SOAS University of London

The SOAS-Yale Nepal research and evidence programme is a three-way collaboration between SOAS and Yale. The unique feature of this programme is that SOAS and Yale researchers work directly with an FCDO country office to test assumptions underpinning FCDO policy to suggest improvements supporting inclusive growth and inclusive politics in a post-conflict context. We work with Nepali partner organizations (PEI and GovLab) who provide field researchers and organize data collection and collaborate with us on analysis. We hope to create a new model of embedded research with FCDO that has a high impact on policy.

Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000541-RENT-RBB0

Start Date:

2019-05-07

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£2,000,000


Sustaining and Scaling up Clinical Audit in Uganda and Tanzania

The University of Manchester

Building on previous THET funding to support evidence based midwifery practice through audit and feedback in 4 LAMRN countries (Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) , there was identified need to sustain and roll out clinical audit in both Uganda and Tanzania. Midwives in both countries have evidence-based skills and determination to tackle maternity care standards in their facilities. The audit approach used to improve the quality of maternity care includes: 1. Develop and implement clinical action plans, based on previous audit findings in Uganda and re-audit to assess improvements. 2. Conduct a refresher course on clinical audit in Ugandan health facilities where LAMRN members underwent audit training but did not get to implement projects. Building on this they will initiate audit projects in their facilities. 3. Support the initiation of clinical audits by midwives in Tanzania, through workshops and mentoring by the Ugandan and UK team. Uganda 1. Develop and implement clinical action plans, based on previous audit findings in Uganda and re-audit to assess improvements. 2. Conduct a refresher course on clinical audit in Ugandan health facilities where LAMRN members underwent audit training but did not previously get to implement projects. Building on this they will initiate audit projects in their facilities. 3. Ugandan midwives will support the initiation of clinical audit projects by midwives in Tanzania, through workshops and mentoring.. Tanzania 1. Through training, workshops and mentoring from colleagues in Uganda and UK, midwives in Tanzania will develop and implement clinical audit projects in their facilties.

Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000797-R121836-LAMRNaudit

Start Date:

2017-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£119,795


Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000658 -NewClimateEconomy

Start Date:

2017-09-15

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£282,885.43


Anti Corruption Evidence ' ACE' Programme

SOAS University of London

The Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research consortium – led by SOAS, University of London - takes an innovative approach to anti-corruption policy and practice. With £6 million in funding over five years from UK aid, ACE is responding to the serious challenges facing people and economies affected by corruption by generating evidence that makes anti-corruption real and using those findings to help policymakers, business and civil society adopt new, feasible, high-impact strategies to tackle corruption.

Programme identifier:

GB-COH-RC000541-SOAS-ACE-RC01

Start Date:

2016-08-15

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,831,900


Global Antimicrobial Resistance Innovation Fund (GAMRIF) – Accelerating Antibacterial Innovation with CARB-X

UK - Department of Health (DH)

Through the Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF), the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has invested £20 million over three years in Boston University’s Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Accelerator (CARB-X), which is a non-profit, multi-donor international partnership that supports innovative early product research and development focused on the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. This contribution will invest in high-value, innovative research to accelerate the development of products to reduce the harm from drug-resistant infections.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-10-GAMRIF-WP2-CARB-X

Start Date:

2018-05-18

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£20,000,000


Improving emotional, economic and behavioural resilience to COVID-19 in African University students

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The Covid-19 pandemic has had significant adverse effects on university students, whose education and training has been severely disrupted and their social contacts and job prospects lost. Even before the pandemic around of a third of students would had had symptoms of depression, with students who are economically disadvantaged at greatest risk. Depressed students do less well academically which has negative impacts on their employment prospects and they are also less likely to follow health advice. Thus depressed students are particularly vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a particular concern for students in less developed countries such as Zambia where access to mental health services is limited by the lack of resources and by the stigma associated with psychiatric illness. This study aims to address this cycle of disadvantage by providing targeted access to an effective, online treatment programme for depression (moodgym) to a 1000 students who identify themselves as having symptoms of depression. These students will be recruited from universities in Zambia, Malawi and Botswana: all countries identified as eligible for overseas development assistance. Moodgym is based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and aims to reduce the risk of depression by helping users to recognize and change those negative thoughts and behaviour patterns which can drive and sustain low mood. The 5 modules are particularly aimed at young people aged 15 to 25 and include exercises, practical assignments and quizzes. This study will investigate whether combining moodgym with a university-wide online COVID-19 prevention programme will improve students' mental health and enhance their ability to withstand the health and economic challenges of COVID-19. The online COVID-19 prevention program, adapted for each local context, will portray health-promotion behaviours such as social distancing and face coverings as a normal part of student life. We will collect feedback data from the prevention programme and survey data before and after the moodgym/ COVID-19 prevention programme intervention to look for improvements in depression, academic performance and COVID prevention behaviours and to check whether benefits are felt equally by men and women. We will also interview participants to try to understand how moodgyam helped them and to explore their feelings about the impact of COVID-19 on their mood and their studies. We also want to find out which factors are associated with improved mental health and academic outcomes so that we can ensure the intervention's sustainability and successful implementation in other less developed countries.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-EP_V034529_1

Start Date:

2020-09-16

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£151,547.05


Agriculture innovation thematic window for Risk Insurance (ARTW)

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

Funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) to increase agriculture productivity of poor farmers by using evidence to identify the most cost effective agricultural interventions; by increasing the uptake of innovation; and, by providing evidence on mechansims that can help to mitigate farming risks

Programme identifier:

US-EIN-262681792-ARTW

Start Date:

2015-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£4,500,000


Partition of Identity: An exploration of Belonging in Bengalis in Pakistan, 1971- 2021

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Following the violent Liberation War of 1971 in which Bangladesh declared independence from Pakistan, there was a wave of migration from Bangladesh to the more economically stable Pakistan. Often settling in Sindh province, particularly Karachi, these Bengali migrants have participated widely in the Pakistani economy. Many have been refused citizenship rights in line with the Pakistan Citizenship Act of 1951 and despite their Pakistan-born children and grandchildren having little direct knowledge of Bangladesh, they remain without official documentation. This can create challenges in everyday activities (around education, employment and health) and strengthen the idea that they are not 'true' Pakistani citizens as emphasised by a wider state narrative. Recently, with the arrival of a newly elected government, momentum has been building towards granting the community full rights. Moreover, with the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's creation in 2021 drawing ever closer, our project comes at a critical time. Our research takes place in 3 phases and overall, we aim to investigate how the identities and contributions of these Bengali migrants are understood within the community, and how they have they been understood by a wider Pakistani state narrative since 1971. Furthermore, we aim to understand how these two accounts influence each other. No existing record of this group exists. By co-producing a new history of identity, activism, migration memory and belonging with our interviewees and arts partners, we will ensure that the voices of Pakistani Bengalis are recorded and heard. Our sample will be diverse including Pakistani Bengali men, women and young people of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our project will: - transform academic and public understandings of how lack of citizenship influences social identity and sense of belonging, and stimulates resistance, among Bengalis in Pakistan, particularly in young people. This will be through creating written and aural records from this group, accessible for anyone to read or listen to. - expand understandings of how social representations of minority groups can influence their treatment and social positioning in the developing world - enhance awareness of the Pakistani Bengali minority group in terms of its cultural heritage and socio-economic contribution to Pakistan through the range of project outputs The project will be conducted with a series of partners based in the UK and Pakistan. These include: UCL, Where the PI is based, Lahore University of Management Science, where the Co-I is based, the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, National College of Arts, Lahore Students Union and Pakistan Institute for Education and Labour Research. Our partners will be involved to differing degrees in the 3 research phases. In Phase 1 we will conduct a strategic search through historical, policy and media documents for depiction of the community. This will inform the interview and archival elicitation work in Phases 2 and 3. It will also give information on wider state and media representation of this group. Phase 2 will involve oral history interviews and archival elicitation with 48 adults and 30 young people. We will also conduct art workshops with young people. Here we will gather information on community representation of self. In Phase 3, artists and musicians will re-imagine both state representation and also community representations to produce new outputs based on the community. By the end of the project, we will have created and developed a new oral history archive, art and music based on the research, a documentary, a website, online exhibition, museum exhibition, two output events, media articles, 3 journal articles and co-edited book. Most importantly, we will advance the field by generating important new knowledge regarding the Bengali community in Pakistan following their migration in 1971 and ensure that their stories are told and voices are heard.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--GCRF-AH_T000619_1

Start Date:

2020-12-01

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£0


CADTIME: Clean Air for Delhi Through Interventions, Mitigations and Engagement

UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The Clean Air for Delhi Through Interventions, Mitigations and Engagement (CADTIME) project aims to understand what is required to deliver significant reductions in levels of air pollution, within the confines of factors which are under our control, through affordable, effective interventions that consider and respond to future changes. CADTIME brings together a consortium of institutions and experts from across both India and the United Kingdom with the goal of addressing air quality issues that affect people's health in Delhi. This goal will be achieved through the development of an Integrated Action Plan (IAP), detailing strategies and potential interventions for mitigating air pollution in both the city, and surrounding region. The IAP will be based on development of a sound understanding of the current contributing factors to air pollution across the domestic, transport, industrial and agricultural sectors, for Delhi, as well as forecasting of how those sectors will change across the short, medium and long terms. The plan can only be realised through the contributions of government agencies, local stakeholders and collaboration with population at large. The use of workshops, focus groups and extensive consultation will ensure that proposed strategies are realistic, clearly defined, well targeted and mindful of technological and social constraints. Above all strategies will be economically viable and environmentally sustainable. They will also be far-thinking and cross-cutting, embracing political, technological and behavioural change. The CADTIME project is envisaged to run over a 48-month period. Initial stages of the project will involve the development of modelling tools, such as collating emissions inventories and dispersion models, as well as the collection of information on current policies and best practice for mitigation within the city and region. The international nature of the consortium will allow a golden opportunity for academics and researchers from both nations to learn from each other. Latter stages of the project will see collaboration with stakeholders coming to the fore, as the IAP takes definition and shape. Care will be taken to ensure that, wherever possible, the strategies defined for Delhi will also have relevance to other major urban areas in the sub-continent. In addition to Delhi, the CADTIME consortium includes the Indian Institutes of Technology of Madras and Bombay. Ultimately, the beneficiaries of the CADTIME project will be the Indian People and Government through a reduction in the burden of ill health that is inflicted upon them by air quality.

Programme identifier:

GB-GOV-13-FUND--Newton-NE_P016588_2

Start Date:

2020-06-02

Activity Status:

Implementation

Total Budget:

£615,824.99




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