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CSGD Director – Prof Kwame Akyeampong leads new report on cost-effective approaches to improve global learning

The 13-member Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) which is co-chaired by the Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) – Professor Kwame Akyeampong and Professor Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel prize-winning economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) produced a report on Cost-effective approaches to improve global learning

18th May 2023
Portrait of Dr Jennifer Agbaire and Dr Sharif Haider

Two CSGD projects proposals are accepted on the Open Societal Challenges programme

Two exciting new project proposals by members of the Centre for the Study of Global Development have been accepted by the Open Societal Challenges (OSC) programme, an OU initiative bringing together the university’s academic community to develop inclusive research that will drive positive societal change. 

28th March 2023
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Our award-winning researchers reflect on their OU People’s Choice Award win

Watch new videos of our winners of The Open University’s first ever People’s Choice Award as they share their thoughts about winning, reflect on their current project and discuss how the OU has helped shape the way in which they conduct research.

16th February 2023
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Dr Ayomide Oluseye joins CSGD to build on research to address stigma faced by pregnant teenagers and young mothers in South-West Nigeria

Often, pregnant teenagers and young mothers face discrimination and stigma in accessing healthcare services. Additionally, they are sometimes expelled from school when they become pregnant, limiting their ability to improve their lives and achieve their goals.

26th January 2023
Quote card of Kwame Akyeampong

Research into play-based learning to improve learning outcomes in Africa

A new research grant is looking at how supporting teachers in Ghana to adopt play-based practice in schools can improve learning outcomes. Play-based learning is important because it helps children develop foundational numeracy, literary and socio-economic skills. Right to Play, Canada, have awarded £112,000 to the research team led by Professor Kwame Akyeampong based in the Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) to study the impact of the Learning through Play project (P3) in Ghanaian basic schools.

20th January 2023
Alicia Herbert (FCDO) and Loyce Nhandara (SAGE) pictured in a classroom on a recent visit. A blackboard covered in musical notes is in the background.

Zimbabwe project improving education of women and girls receives FCDO praise

The OU's global development project, SAGE – Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education – was recently visited by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) who praised the initiative for its positive impact on women and girls in Zimbabwe.

3rd January 2023
3 women studying with a mobile phone.

Start with pedagogy: The Open University consultation on education and technology for the Global Education Monitoring Report 2023

On 23 November 2022, academics specialising in education and technology met online to discuss their research, evidence, and recommendations to help inform the UNESCO 2023 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on technology and education. 

12th December 2022
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The Centre for the Study of Global Development marks World Mental Health Day

On 10 October 2022, the Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) held its first cross-hub seminar event to mark World Mental Health Day, where three guest speakers shared their research that aims to support the mental wellbeing of distinct groups across the life course. The presenters spoke to the CSGD’s core belief of the importance of tackling societal challenges through an interdisciplinary lens, and that by working across disciplines we can enhance understanding and create more inclusive and robust solutions.

5th December 2022
Dr Saraswati Dawadi is shown on screen at the Research Excellence Awards explaining the human trafficking project at the launch of the People's Choice award category

People’s Choice Award win for WELS and IET

The winner of the OU’s People’s Choice Award is a research project led by Dr Margaret Ebubedike from the Faculty of WELS, co-investigated by Dr Saraswati Dawadi from the Institute of Education Technology, looking at improving the lives of human trafficking survivors in Nepal and Nigeria.

11th October 2022
Young Nepalese woman dressed in blue wearing a colourful hat looking to the camera

ACCESS Project: what we achieved and what we are doing now

A year on from funding being cut to the ACCESS programme, Professor Lesley Hoggart celebrates the achievements and outcomes of the project, and outlines the plans for the future.

22nd August 2022

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