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  1. Zimbabwe’s education inequalities deepen due to COVID-19

    Zimbabwe

    This article was written in co-production with Our True Voice community reporters Bridget Munkuli, Linda Supiya and Faris Davidson who were reporting on these issues in their communities. For the first time in 5 years, Zimbabwe recorded its worst ever Grade 7 results, with children from the poorest families bearing disproportionate hardships in adapting to…

  2. Decentralising research in a North-South multi-country partnership – how have we done it so far in ECID?

    Dr Kas Sempere works as a research associate on international development at the Open University (DPP), and is affiliated to the Research, Evidence and Learning Team (REL) in Christian Aid. She is the research coordinator for the Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) programme. Many research consortiums and partnerships are financed by global north…

  3. Research training 2.0 – targeting development professionals with advanced skills designing large multi-country research projects

    Dr Kas Sempere works as a research associate on international development at the Open University (DPP), and is affiliated to the Research, Evidence and Learning Team (REL) in Christian Aid. She is the research coordinator for the Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) programme. Dr Cathy Bollaert is the Research and Learning Lead at…

  4. Child-marriage in Zimbabwe: a crisis within a pandemic

    Zimbabwe

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, child marriage is a silent crisis raging on in Zimbabwe. Angela Saurombe (not her real name),16, is now a part of the tragic national statistics as one of hundreds of young Zimbabwean girls who will not return to school to write this year’s university entrance examinations. Angela hails…

  5. Looking inwards

    Being accountable and modelling the change we want to see in others In the international development sector, it is easy (and harmful) to assume that everyone is on the same page. Yet we all come with our own personal values and experiences that shape our attitudes on gender equality and social inclusion, and towards others.…

  6. Adapting data collection in a global pandemic

    In the Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) programme, we want to share data with decision makers to improve access to services for marginalised people. The starting point for these discussions is the baseline study. This study explores the experiences of the most marginalised at the beginning of the programme, so decision makers can…