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Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP)

Two girls in the street.

Edinburgh is a member of the Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP), a research partnership of seven institutions in the UK, Africa and South Asia funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Its core objective is to study the links between education and poverty, and to identify the policies needed to ensure that educational outcomes benefit the disadvantaged.

The partnership performs research in Ghana, Kenya, India, and Pakistan.

Leading social scientists from Edinburgh are playing a full part in the pathbreaking research on critical development issues that RECOUP is carrying out, and we are making valuable contributions to new thinking in educational policy-making in the Global South.

Professor Roger Jeffery

The team

The research team comprises:

  • The Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) of the University of Cambridge;
  • School of Social and Political Studies (SSPS) of the University of Edinburgh;
  • Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) of the University of Oxford;
  • Associates for Change (AFC), Ghana;
  • Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), India;
  • Kenyatta University, Kenya;
  • Mahbub Ul Haq Human Development Centre (MHHDC), Pakistan.
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