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New Policy Brief on Impact of ESRC and DFID research on poverty alleviation

last modified Aug 23, 2016 05:14 PM
A report co-authored by Dr Adam Coutts assesses the impact of poverty alleviation research on health outcomes.

A new report by colleagues including Dr Adam Coutts, a public policy researcher at Cambridge, analyses ten years of ESRC and DFID funded research in terms of improving health in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia. 

Among key findings are that:

  • Social protection and education are key pathways through which poverty and health are related.

  • Social protection and conditional cash transfer (CCT) interventions can effectively improve health at individual and community level. 

The report describes how funded studies have direct and indirect implications for health and how they can help to understand the links and pathways between poverty and health. 

The report makes recommendations for future studies on drawing more explicit links between health and education and poverty alleviation strategies.

Read the report at:

http://www.theimpactinitiative.net/sites/default/files/ESRA%20Health.pdf

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