ESRC Bridging the Gap
ESRC Poverty Reduction: Liberia
The Washington Group
Girls Education Challenge
Global Disability Innovation Hub
Disability and Climate Resilience
- Inclusive Education: Papua New Guinea
Reviewing approaches to education services for disabled children in Papua New Guinea.
Maria Kett, Principle Investigator
Centre staff working on this project
Lorraine Wapling - Centre PhD student,
The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under the Australian Development Research Award Scheme
August 2013 - June 2016
- University of Goroka
- National Department of Education, Special Education Division
- Cheshire Disability Services
- Papua New Guinea Education Institute
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.
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]
Summary of findings: Reviewing approaches to education for children with disabilities in Papua New Guinea. [link: Summary of findings]
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]
- Social Protection: Vietnam
Social protection and disability: Policy lessons from Vietnam
Prof. Nora Groce, Principle Investigator
Centre staff working on this project
Daniel Mont, Research staff
UK Economic and Social Research Council
October 2012 - September 2014
- Fordham University
- University of Melbourne
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.
- 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 Vietnam. PLOS 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 approach. Soc 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']
- 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
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
Disabled Beggars, Pilot Project, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. £20,000.
N. Groce PI.
International Labor Organization (UN ILO)
June 2011-Jan 2013.
Qualitative and quantitative study of disabled street beggars in Addis Ababa Ethiopia
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
- 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