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2019

Publications before February 2019 were completed as part of the Leonard Chesire Disability Research Centre. 

Journal Articles 

  • Kett M., Cole E., Turner J., 2020. Disability, Mobility and Transport in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Thematic Review. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12020589 
  • Groce Nora Ellen. 2019.  ‘Disability’  in B. Levy ‘Social Injustice and Public Health’. New York: Oxford University Press.  3rd Edition.
  • Mont D, Palmer M, Mitra S, Groce N. 2019. Disability Identification Cards: Issues in Effective Design. Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41301-019-00216-1 
  • Abualghaib O, Groce N, Simeu N, Carew M, Mont D. 2019. Making Visible the Invisible: Why Disability-Disaggregated Data is Vital to “Leave No-One Behind". Sustainability (Switzerland). https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113091
  • Carew M, Colbourn T, Cole E, Ngfuan R, Groce N, Kett M. 2019. Inter- and intra-household perceived relative inequality among disabled and non-disabled people in Liberia. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217873
  • Wafula S, Olenja J, Nyariki E, Groce N. 2019. Characterizing Disability in Kenya: Levels, Differentials and Correlates: A further analysis of the Census Data. PLOS One. In press.
  • Palmer M, Mont D, Mitra S, Cuong V. Groce N. 2019. Long-Lasting Consequences of War on Disability in Vietnam. Journal of Peace Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343319846545
  • Devkota H, Kett M, Groce N. 2019. Societal attitude and behaviours towards women with disabilities in rural Nepal: pregnancy, childhood and motherhood. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2171-4

Working Papers

  • Mont, D. (2019). The use of Administrative Data in Disability Inclusive Policies. International Disability Research Centre. Working paper series no. 32. London: UCLIDRC. Find the full paper here.

Videos


2018

Journal Articles 

Working Papers

  • Groce, N. (2018). Which one to use?: The Washington Group Questions or The Model Disability Survey. Leonard Cheshire Research Centre working paper series no. 31. London: LCDIDC. Find the full paper here 

Books/Chapters

  • Rohleder, P., Braathen,S., & Carew, M. T. (2018). Disability and Sexual Health: Key Global Issues. London: Routledge. 
  • Hunt, X., Carew, M. T., Braathen, S. H., Swartz, L., Chiwaula, M., & Rohleder, P. (in press). Withdrawn, strong, kind, but de-gendered: Non-disabled South Africans’ stereotypes concerning persons with physical disabilities. Disability & Society Advance online publicationReports
  • Kett, M., Cole, E. (2018). Research Report: Disability and Climate Resilience Research Project [pdf]Leonard Cheshire Research Centre.

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2017

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2016

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Working Papers

Reports


2015

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2014

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Working Papers

Reports

Book Chapters

  • Groce, N. (2014) Disability and Aging.  In K. Horstead (ed) Facing the facts – the truth about ageing and international development.   London: Age International
  • Lang, R., Kett, M., Groce, N. and Trani, J.-F. ‘Implementing the United Nations  Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: principles, implications, practice and limitations, (Elsevier Masson SAS on behalf of Association), 5(3) ALTER European Journal of Disability Research (2011) 206-220.  中文书名:《残疾人权利公约:海外研究》(2014年)英文书名:(Readings on the studies of CRPD: international perspectives of 2014)  editors : Gerard Quinn and Jing LI.  Publisher : People's Press of China

2013

Journal Articles 

Working Papers

Reports

Books/Chapters

  • Trani, JF., Kett, M., Bakhshi P., Bailey, N. (2013) Disability, vulnerability and citizenship: to what extent is education a protective mechanism for children with disabilities in countries affected by conflict? Chapter 10 in Singal, N. (ed.) Disability, Poverty and Education. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Groce, N., Bakhshi, P. (2013) Illiteracy among adults with disabilities in the developing world: a review of the literature and a call for action. Chapter 8 in Singal, N. (ed.) Disability, Poverty and Education. Oxford: Routledge.
  • Groce, N. (2013). Disability, Public Health and Social Injustice. Chapter 8 in Levy, B. S., & Sidel, V. W. (2013). Social injustice and public health. Oxford University Press.
  • Deluca, M. (2013) The dawn of inclusive education: how excluded children became like their peers 1969-1975 [L'alba dell'integrazione scolastica: come i bambini esclusi diventarono uguali agli altri (1969-1975)] Carocci editore: Rome

2012

Journal Articles 

Working Papers

Reports

Book Chapters

  • Kett, M.,  Trani, J. (2012). ‘Refugees with Disabilities: More vulnerable, more at risk’ in Segal, UA. and Elliott, D. Refugees Worldwide: Refugee Health. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers pp.213-230

2011

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Reports

  • Groce, N. (2011), Persons with Disabilities and the Millennium Development Goals. New York: UN DESA.

Books

  • Trani, J. (ed) (2011). Development Efforts in Afghanistan: is there a will and a way? Paris: L'Harmatthan.

2010

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Working Papers

Reports


2009

Journal Articles 

Working Papers

Reports

  • Lang, R., Murangira, A. (2009), A Disability Scoping Study for DFID Uganda. Kampala: DFID Uganda (pdf)
  • Groce, N., Izutsu, T., Reier, S., Rinehart, W., Temple, B. (2009) Promoting sexual and reproductive health for persons with disabilities: WHO/UNFPA guidance note. Geneva: WHO. 
  • Wong, H., Groce, N.(2009). Economic Valuations of Community Health Workers’ Recompense in Zambia. Geneva: World Bank/Human Resources for Health 

Book Chapters

  • Groce, N. (2009). Disability, Public Health and Social Injustice. Chapter 8 in Levy, B., Sidel, V. (ed.) Social Injustice and Public Health, 2nd edition
  • Kett, M., van Tulleken, A. (2009). Humanitarian Organizations and Their Coordination in Humanitarian Assistance. Chapter 5A in Hopperus Buma, A., Burris, D., Hawley, A., Ryan, J., Mahoney, P. (ed.) Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide. London: Springer-Verlag, 2nd edition, 31-48.
  • Lang, R., Officer, A. (2009). "Behind the Scenes Disability Advocacy" Chapter 26 in Alur, M., Timmons, V. (ed.) Inclusive Education Across Cultures: Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas. New Delhi: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lang, R., Murangira, A., (2009). Barriers to the Inclusion of Disabled People in Disability Policy-Making in Seven African Countries. Chapter 8 in Kampuvuori,J., Scheinin,M. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Helsinki: Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities

2008

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Reports

  • Groce, N. (2008), Fifth Review and Appraisal of the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons. Division for Social Policy and Development; Department of Economic and Social Policy series, New York: UN Secretariat.
  • Groce, N. (2008), HIV/AIDS and Disability: guide for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in HIV/AIDS Outreach Efforts. Washington: The World Bank. 
  • Lang, R. (2008), Disability Policy Audit in Namibia, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique: Final Report. Bulawayo: Southern African Federation of the Disabled.
  • Lang, R., Upah, L. (2008), Disability Scoping Study in Nigeria. London: DFID.
  • Prabu, D., Wingate, M., Butler, J., Canela, J., Groce, N., Hoffman, Y., Jones, A., Koh, H., Nick, G., Roush, R., Rowel, R., Sheyahshe, M., Shultz, J., Siador, C. (2008), 2006-2007 ASPH/CDC Vulnerable Populations Collaboration Group Preparedness Resource Kit. USA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Book Chapters

  • Groce, N. (2008). "Health Services: Disability and Rehabilitation" in Heggenhougen,K. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Publishers.
  • Kett, M., Geiger, M., Boersma, M. (2008). Community Based Rehabilitation and Families in Crisis. Chapter 7 in Hartley,S., Okune,J. (ed.) CBR: Inclusive Policy Development and Implementation. Norwich, UK: University of East Anglia, 110-140.
  • Kett, M., Trollope-Kumar, K. (2008). "Respect for Culture" in Arya,N., Santa Barbara,J. (ed.) Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.

2007

Journal Articles 

Working Papers

  • Trani, J. (February 2007) "A new structure in the Government of Afghanistan for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities: The National Disability Commission (NDC)" Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre working paper series no. 2. London: LCDIDC. [Download paper 2 (pdf)]
  • Lang, R. (April 2007) "The Development and Critique of the Social Model of Disability". Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre working paper series no. 3. London: LCDIDC. [Download paper 3 (pdf)]
  • Bakhshi, P, and Trani, J. (April 2007) "Disability Prevalence: Challenges for Measurement". Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre working paper series no. 4. London: LCDIDC. [Download paper 4 (pdf)]
  • Lang, R. (June 2007) "The Situation of Disabled People in the Republic of South Africa". Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre working paper series no. 5. London: LCDIDC. [Download paper 5 (pdf)]
  • Kett, M., Dalrymple, M. (August 2007) "The Continuing 'Plight' of Displaced People in Bosnia-Herzegovina - Field Report August 2004". Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre working paper series no. 6. London: LCDIDC. [Download paper 6 (pdf)]

Reports

  • Lang, R., Chadowa, G. (2007), Disability Scoping Study in Zimbabwe. Harare: DFID Zimbabwe.
  • Groce, N., Mandesi, G. (2007) Collaboration is Key for Inclusive and Accessible HIV/AIDS Outreach for Persons with Disabilities. International Rehabilitation Review. 56(1):29-31.

Book Chapters

  • Groce, N. (2007). "Martha's Vineyard Deafness" in Bursch,S. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of the Deaf Community.
  • Kett, M. (2007). "Chapter 5: Conflict Recovery" Chapter 5 in Barron,T., Amerena,P. (ed.) Disability and Inclusive Development. London: Leonard Cheshire International.
  • Kett, M., Twigg, J. (2007). "Disability and Disasters: Towards an Inclusive Approach" in World Disaster Report 2007. Geneva: International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent 

    Completed Projects

    Inclusive Education: Papa New Guinea

    Papa New Guinea school

    Project title

    Reviewing approaches to education services for disabled children in Papua New Guinea.

    Project leader

    Maria Kett, Principle Investigator

    Centre staff who worked on this project

    Marcella Deluca,
    Lorraine Wapling - Centre PhD student, 

    Funders

    The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under the Australian Development Research Award Scheme

    Project duration

    August 2013 - June 2016

    External Collaborators

    University of Goroka National Department of Education, Special Education Division Cheshire Disability Services Papua New Guinea Education Institute

    Summary of findings: Reviewing approaches to education for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea. [link: Summary of findings]

    Knowledge Transfer

    The project received press coverage in two local newspapers, the Southern News and the National Paper. A local television station also has a report about the project. [link: Southern News article]

    Main objectives

    This research will review educational approaches for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea and analyse how this right to education is upheld. The government supports improved access to inclusive education, but challenges remain, and to date there is little evaluation of the effectiveness of work by government or other service providers. This research, a partnership between UK and Papua New Guinea researchers, government ministry and service providers, will support existing structures to monitor and evaluate current educational approaches, and provide figures on numbers of children with disabilities currently enrolled in mainstream schools.

    Key publications

    Research Brief: Reviewing approaches to education services for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea. [link: Research brief]

    Policy Brief: Reviewing approaches to education services for disabled children in Papua New Guinea. [link: Policy brief]

    Social Protection: Vietnam

    Project title

    Social protection and disability: Policy lessons from Vietnam

    Project leader

    Prof. Nora Groce, Principle Investigator

    Centre staff who worked on this project

    Daniel Mont, Research staff

    Funders

    UK Economic and Social Research Council

    Project duration

    October 2012 - September 2014

    External Collaborators

    Fordham University University of Melbourne

    Key publications

    Mitra, S., Palmer, M., Mont, D., & Groce, N. (2016). Can Households Cope with Health Shocks in Vietnam?HEALTH ECONOMICS, 25 (7), 888-907. doi:10.1002/hec.3196 Palmer, M., Groce, N., Mont, D., Oanh, H. N., & Mitra, S. (2015). The Economic Lives of People with Disabilities in VietnamPLOS ONE, 10 (7), ARTN e0133623. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133623 Palmer, M., Mitra, S., Mont, D., & Groce, N. (2015). The impact of health insurance for children under age 6 in Vietnam: A regression discontinuity approachSoc Sci Med, 145, 217-226. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.08.012 Groce, N., Mitra, S., Mont, D., Nguyen, C., and Palmer, M. (2015), The long-term impact of war: Evidence on disability prevalence in Vietnam, Leonard Cheshire Disability Working Paper Series No. 28.[PDF download of Working Paper 28 'The long-term impact of war: Evidence on disability prevalence in Vietnam']

    Main objectives

    People with disabilities represent a disproportionately high proportion of the world's poor. Recognising the reciprocal relationship between disability and poverty, leading to increased vulnerability and social exclusion, disability has been flagged as a key development issue in meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and in eradicating world poverty. As a consequence, people with disabilities are increasingly being mainstreamed into government social protection programmes in low- and middle-income countries. However, there has been little evaluation of the effectiveness of these programmes with respect to people with disabilities. This research evaluates the effectiveness of two government social protection programmes for persons with disabilities in Vietnam.

    Cross Cutting Disability Research Projects

    This three-year partnership with DFID (the UK government’s Department for International Development) supported research into international development policy through four areas of disability and development research:
    Access to Water and Sanitation in Uganda and Zambia

    Disability and Urban Agriculture in Kenya

    Maternal Child Health for Women with Disabilities in Nepal

    Mental Disability, Stigma and Multidimensional Poverty in India

    This applied research was carried out collaboratively by our centre and four DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium (RPC) partners. 

    Disabled Street Beggars: Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    Project title

    Disabled Beggars, Pilot Project, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  £20,000.

    Project leader

    N. Groce PI.  

    Funders

    International Labor Organization (UN ILO)  

    Project Duration

    June 2011-Jan 2013.  

    Main Objectives

    Qualitative and quantitative study of disabled street beggars in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    External Collaborators

    Barbara Murray, International Labour Organization

    Knowledge Transfer activities

    Presentations of findings through International Labor Organsation publications

    ALTER Conference (European Association on Disability Research). July 31st.

    Groce N, Murray Disabled Street Beggars in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Paper presentation. Paris.  July 2nd.

    Disability Research Seminar Presentation, University College London

    Key Publications

    Groce N, Loeb M, Murray B. 2014.   Disabled Beggars; A Literature Review.  Geneva: International Labour Organization. http://www.ilo.org/employment/Informationresources/WCMS_310228/lang--en/index.htm

    Groce N., Murray B, Loeb M, Tramontano C, Trani JF. Mekonnen A. 2013. Disabled Street Beggars In Ethiopia: Findings from the UCL/ ILO Pilot Study.

    Employment Working Paper 141. Geneva: International Labour Organization, United Nations. 2013; Summary of Findings, 2014

    Groce N., Murray B, Loeb M, Mekonnen A,Tramontano C, Trani JF. Mekonnen A. 2013. Disabled Street Beggars In Ethiopia:  Findings from the UCL/ ILO Pilot Study. Geneva: International Labour Organization, United Nations. 2013; Summary of Findings, 2014

    ESRC - Bridging the Gap

    Project title

    Examining Disability and Development in Four African Countries

    Principal Investigator

    Prof. Nora Groce

    Centre staff who worked this project

    Maria Kett 
    Marcella Deluca
    Mark Carew
    Lydia Dance
    Ellie Cole
    Raymond Lang

    Funders

    Economic and Social Research Council and Department for International Development

    Project duration

    April 2015-March 2018

    Website

    Bridging the Gap website for regular updates

    Main objectives

    This research programme aims to develop an in-depth, nuanced understanding of how persons with disabilities are at increased risk of being excluded as social and economic development increases. The research will focus on four low-income sub-Saharan African countries: Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia. The programme will examine the extent to which policies are actually addressing the unmet needs and rights of persons with disabilities and the level of financial and human resources required to ensure that these issues are addressed; identify ways to overcome challenges and promote improved monitoring and evaluation strategies to ensure inclusion in future. The research will explore the nexus between disability, lack of inclusion, barriers and multidimensional poverty; provide guidance as to how the data gaps can be filled; and identify ways of overcoming barriers.

    External Collaborators

    Kenya

    University of Nairobi, School of Public Health African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) United Disabled Persons of Kenya

    Working Papers

    Groce, N., Kett, M., (2013) The Disability and Development Gap (pdf).Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre working paper series no. 21. London: LCDIDC.

    Journal Articles

    Lang, R., Schneider, M., Kett, M., Cole., E., and Groce., N. (2017) Policy Development: An Analysis of Disability Inclusion in a Selection of African Union Policies InclusiveDevelopment Policy Review. DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12323.

    Policy Briefs

    Regional 

    Kenya

    Uganda

    Zambia

    Policy Analyses

    Bwalya, R., Macwang'i, M., Simbaya, J., Katukulam M.M., Mutenekwa, I.L. (2017). Policy analysis country report: Zambia, Synthesis of analysis of individual policies (pdf) London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Khaemba, W., Kariuki., Kingiri, A. (2016). Policy analysis country report: Kenya. Synthesis of analysis of individual policies (pdf). London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Lang, R., Schneider, M., Cole, E., Kett, M. and Groce, N. (2017). Disability Inclusion in African Regional Policies: Policy review findings from the ESRC/DFID Bridging the Gap disability and development in four African countries project. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Omona J., Kamya, S., Awich Ochen, E., State, A.E. (2016). Policy analysis country report: Uganda, Synthesis of analysis of individual policies (pdf) London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre

    Omona, J., Asiimwe, J.B., State, A.E. (2017). Bridging the Gap Secondary Data Analysis: Disability and development variables for people with disabilities in Uganda [pdf]. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre.

    Wafula, S.W., Olenja, J., Nyariki, E., (2017). Bridging the Gap Secondary Data Analysis: An analytical report on the status and correlates of disability in Kenya: Evidence from the 2009 Kenya Housing and Population Census. [pdf]. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre

    Key publications

    Research Brief. Bridging the Gap: Examining disability and development in four African countries. Leonard Cheshire Research Centre, June 2018.

    Secondary Data Analyses

    Bwalya, R., Chitalu, B., Macwangi, M., Simbaya, J., Mutenekwa, I. (2017) Bridging the Gap Secondary Data Analysis: Are disabled persons engaged in similar work activities as their non-disabled counterparts in Zambia? (pdf) London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre

    International Symposium Disability in the SDGs: Forming Alliances and Building Evidence for the 2030 Agenda - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 18-19 February 2016

    Professor Nora Groce presentation on project progress

    • Presentation [link]
    • Video of the session (from 14.00) [link]

    Project Updates

    The end of project conference "Insights from Africa: new perspectives on disability and development", took place on the 12th and 13th of March at the QEll Building in London. 

    The Bridging the Gap project came to an end on 31st March 2018. Policy analysis, secondary data analysis and household survey analysis are all complete, whilst some analysis of key informant interviews, focus group discussions and data from the Levers of Success sub-project is ongoing.

    The findings were presented at the Bridging the Gap end of project conference on 12th and 13th March 2018.

    Knowledge Transfer

    UNICEF Putting Children First Conference, 23-25 October 2017
    Professor Nora Groce presented the Keynote for the session: Reaching the Hardest to Reach” at the ESRC/DFID conference.

    SIDA and Makerere University Partnership annual meeting, 2 September 2017 
    Bridging the Gap preliminary findings were presented at the annual conference.

    The African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability, 7-5 August 2017
    LCDIDC presented findings from the Bridging the Gap research at the AfriNEAD conference in Ghana.

    Great Lakes International Conference, 25 May 2017
    "Disability trend, Characteristics, health, conservation and development in Uganda" by Prof. Groce and Julius Omona was presented at the conference

    Disability Studies Conference, University of Lancaster, 6-8 September 2016
    The Disability and Development Gap: examples from health and education.
    Presented by Nora Groce and Ellie Cole.

    Lessons from a Decade’s Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact - Pretoria, South Africa, 16-18 March 2016

    Dr Maria Kett interviewed about how to achieve impact through research

    Blog 'The key ingredients in getting from research to impact: top tips interviews' [link]

    United Kingdom

    University College London University of East Anglia

    United States of America

    Fordham University

    South Africa

    Stellenbosch University, Department of Psychology 

    Zambia

    University of Zambia, Institute of Economic and Social Research (INESOR),  Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities

    Uganda

    Makerere University, Department of Social Work and Social Administration National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

    Sierra Leone

    University of Sierra Leone, Institute of Public Administration and Management University of Sierra Leone, Department of Sociology and Social Work Sierra Leone Union on Disability Issues

    ESRC - Poverty Reduction: Liberia

    Project title

    Understanding the Political and Institutional Conditions for Effective Poverty Reduction for Persons with Disabilities in Liberia

    Project leader

    Dr. Maria Kett, Principal Investigator

    Centre staff who worked on this project

    Ellie Cole
    Nora Groce

    Funders

    Social Protection Liberia ESRC Grant

    Department for International Development; Economic and Social Research Council 

    Project duration

    April 2014-March 2017

    Main objectives

    This research project will investigate multidimensional poverty and well-being among individuals with disabilities and their families in Liberia. The findings will support work on poverty alleviation and future longitudinal studies on causality between poverty and disability. Significantly, it will also provide an evidence base for in-country decision making, including drafting and implementation of new National Human Rights Action Plan and National Disability Action Plan. Our research will be the first to examine effects that macroeconomic policies and related efforts (i.e. new disability-specific legislation) have on persons with disabilities, identifying Liberian-specific contextual solutions and best practices, and possibly a 'virtuous circle' where Liberian Government efforts can be reinforced through feedback from persons with disabilities and their organisations.

    External Collaborators

    Richard Ngafuan, University of Liberia

    Project Updates

    Focus groups and interviews to support research were undertaken in January by colleagues at the University of Libera. Data have been analysed and are being synthesised with the results of the quantitative survey. 

    The research validation workshop was held in Monrovia on 1st May, 2017, and was attended by a variety of stakeholders.

    Data collectors were trained in January 2016, and the survey was undertaken in five counties (Monserrado, Sinoe, Grand Bassa, Cape Mount and Lofa), February-April. 2,020 surveys were completed.

    Data analysis began in July and is on-going. Initial findings were presented at the Lancaster Disability Studies conference in September.

    Additional fieldwork is planned for October to further understand the findings that are emanating from the quantitative data.

    Knowledge Transfer

    Research Brief: Effective poverty reduction for persons with disabilities in Liberia

    Building a Better Liberia for Everyone
    9 November 2017
    Dr. Maria Kett, Dr. Mark Carew and Ellie Cole were interviewed by Impact publication on the poverty reduction research in Liberia.

    Presentation and Summary of Research Findings
    28 July 2017
    The research team presented a summary of the research findings in Monrovia.

    Dr. Tim Colbourn presents at the Institute of Global Health Lunchtime seminar
    12 April 2017
    Project partner Dr. Colbourn presented on the projects findings Examining the health and wellbeing of persons with disabilities in Liberia (ppt)

    Blog: Opportunities for better data about disability in Liberia?
    23 January 2017
    A blog post by Maria Kett and Ellie Cole was published as a guest column on the Bridging the Gap website
    The blog can be read on the website: Opportunities for better data about disability in Liberia?

    Dr. Tim Colbourn presents at a seminar on Ebola at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 11 November 2016
    Project partner Dr. Colbourn presented on the projects findings in the context of Ebola and disability. Examining the health and wellbeing of persons with disabilities in Liberia (ppt)

    Disability Studies Conference, University of Lancaster, 6-8 September 2016
    Examining the wellbeing of persons with disabilities in Liberia. 
    Presented by Ellie Cole[Download powerpoint of presentation]

    The Guardian 'My job is to make children hopeful': inside Liberia's deaf school, 10th August 2016
    Project PI, Dr. Maria Kett spoke with The Guardian about the grant  in a global education piece exploring the links between disability and poverty in Liberia. [Link to Dr. Kett's interview on the Guardian website]

    Girls Education Challenge

    Project title

    Pioneering Inclusive Education Strategies for disabled girls in the Lake Region of Kenya

    Principal Investigator

    Dr. Maria Kett

    Centre staff who worked on this project

    Marcella Deluca

    Funders

    Girls’ Education Challenge Fund (DFID)

    Project Duration

    45 months

    Main Objectives

    The overall goal of the DFID- funded GEC project ‘Pioneering Inclusive Education Strategies for disabled girls in Kenya’ is to address physical, cultural and social barriers to education for girls with disabilities, and to ensure that 2,050 disabled girls in 50 primary schools in in Lake Region receive a full, quality and inclusive primary education. 
    Specifically, the project will: a) Increase awareness and capacity of duty bearers and service providers to respond to the needs of disabled girls; b) Improve enrolment and retention of disabled girls in mainstream primary schools; c) Improve quality and accessibility of mainstream education for disabled girls; d) Improve knowledge and evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of inclusive education (IE). 

    This is a 45 month programme which is implemented in 50 schools in five districts in the Lake Region (Mbita, Migori, Kisumu East, Kuria East and Siaya) and is composed of both research and programme components. The research component offers the possibility to gather evidence which can be fed back to improve delivery, highlight gaps and challenges, as well as develop hypotheses for further research. The research activities include teacher survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice on Disability and Inclusive Education (pre- and post-intervention); Secondary data analysis of baseline information; cohort study of out of school girls with disabilities; Study on the experiences of a cohort of  girls with disabilities post taking the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam; a study on the role of male caregivers/mentors; and finally and analysis of policies.

    External Collaborators

    Maseno University

    Project Updates

    Most recent research activities include post intervention survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice on Disability and Inclusive Education administered to 130 teachers; on-going study on transition of girls with disabilities who took year 8 exams; on-going study on the role of male mentors 

    Knowledge transfer activities

    13th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development held in Oxford on 15-17 September 2015

    Key Publications

    Carew, M. T., Deluca, M., Groce, N., & Kett, M. (2018). The impact of an inclusive education intervention on teacher preparedness to educate children with disabilities within the Lakes Region of KenyaInternational Journal of Inclusive Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/13603116.2018.1430181 Deluca, M., Carew, M., Kett, M. (2017). Research Report Executive Summary: Pre and Post Intervention Teacher Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on educating girls with disabilities in the Lakes Region, Kenya (pdf). London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Girls Education Challenge Policy Brief (pdf): (2017) Pioneering Inclusive Education for Girls with Disabilities in the Lakes Region, Kenya Girls Education Challenge Research Brief (pdf): (2017) Pioneering Inclusive Education for Girls with Disabilities in the Lakes Region, Kenya Carew, M., Deluca, M., Kett, M. (2016). Analysis of the comparative survey assessing the effectiveness of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Inclusive Education Intervention (pdf). London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Carew, M.T., Deluca, M., Groce, N., Kett, M. (2018). The impact of an inclusive education intervention on teacher preparedness to educate children with disabilities within the Lakes Region of Kenya. International Journal of Inclusive Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2018.143018 Deluca, M., Tramontano, C., Kett., M. (2015) Pioneering Inclusive Education Strategies for disabled girls in the Lake Region of Kenya: Survey for trainers of trainers and teachers. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre. Deluca, M., Tramontano, C., Kett., M. (2015) Pioneering Inclusive Education Strategies for disabled girls in the Lake Region of Kenya: Baseline secondary data analysis (pdf). London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre. Deluca, M., Tramontano, C., Cole, E., Kett, M. (2014). Research Report Summary: Teacher Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on educating girls with disabilities in the Lakes Region, Kenya. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre

    Disability and Climate Resilience Research Project

    Project title

    Disability and Climate Resilience Research Project

    Project leader

    Dr Maria Kett, Principal Investigator

    Centre staff who worked on this project

    Ellie Cole

    Funders

    UK Aid logo
    Project duration

    January 2017-December 2017

    Main objectives

    The overall purpose of this one year research project is to increase understanding of the links between disability and climate resilience and to support delivery of policy and programme work that builds the resilience of people with disabilities to climate shocks and stresses. It will do this by addressing a range of questions around the relationship between disability and an individual’s vulnerability/resilience to climatic shocks and stresses; and the ways in which interventions can build the resilience of people with disabilities to climatic shocks and stresses.

    The research will focus primarily on two countries: Kenya and Bangladesh. These countries face a number of development challenges, including multiple and diverse environmental hazards, associated with the impacts of climate change; both have already committed to increasing climate-related resilience; and both have track records on disability inclusion. Given the different climate challenges facing each country, they offer useful contextual comparisons from which to develop a range of approaches in this area.

    Team membersOrganisation
    John TwiggODI
    Fred SmithSightsavers
    Dr Saleemul HuqInternational Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCAD)
    Feisal RahmanICCAD
    Winnie KhaembaThe African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
    Mathieu SimardIndependent
    Anderson GitongaUnited Disabled Person of Kenya (UDPK)
    Khandaker Jahurul Alam and Iftekhar AhmedCentre for Services and Information on disability

    Publications

    Kett, M., Cole, E. (2018). Research Report: Disability and Climate Resilience Research Project [pdf]Leonard Cheshire Research Centre.

    Smith, Simard, Twigg, Cole and Kett (April 2017). Disability and Climate Resilience: A literature review. Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre: London

    Kett, M., Cole, E. (2018) Disability: A neglected issue within climate change? Dhaka Tribune, 11 January. [online]

    Project updates

    Inception meetings were held in Bangladesh, Kenya and London in January/February

    An online survey was developed for organisations implementing programmes focused on improving climate resilience. The survey gained 100 responses.

    Focus groups discussions were held in Kenya and Bangladesh to understand persons with disabilities’ resilience to the impacts of climate change. Key informant interviews were also held with policymakers, non-governmental organisations and community leaders on attitudes towards disability inclusion, and gaps and successes in implementing disability-inclusive programmes.

    Dr Kett and colleagues from Bangladesh presented findings from the project at the 4thGobeshona conference, held in Dhaka 8-11 January, 2018. 4th Gobeshona Conference presentation [pdf]

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