Centre for International Education (CIE)

Completed research projects

Research projects completed in 2017/18

Title: Complementary Basic Education in Ghana – Tracer and tracking study of out of school children in Ghana who have transitioned into the public school system
Lead Researcher: Kwame Akyeampong
Sponsor: DFiD/iMC
Research period: 2016 - October 2018

Improving Education for RBS report coverTitle: Improving Education for Refugee Background Students
Lead researcher: Linda Morrice
Sponsor: SLN:COP Innovation Fund
Research period: February-September 2018 




Title: Increasing Efficiency and Improving Quality of Secondary Education in Sub-Sahara Africa
Lead Researcher: Kwame Akyeampong
Co-Researchers: Marcos Deprato & Keith Lewin 
Sponsor: Mastercard Foundation
Research period: July 2017 - July 2018

Title: Optimising Refugee Resettlement in the UK
Research team: Linda Morrice, Michael Collyer, Rupert Brown and Linda Tip
Sponsor: ESRC
Research period: July 2014 - February 2018

Research projects completed in 2016/17

Title: Language in education policy in Pakistan: Developing policy recommendations and advocacy for implementation
Lead Researcher: Naureen Durrani
Sponsor: ESRC Impact Acceleration Fund
Research period: May 2017

Title: Higher Education and youth Citizenship in Pakistan
Lead Researcher: Naureen Durrani
Sponsor: Research Opportunity Fund, University of Sussex
Research period: September 2016 - February 2017

Research projects completed in 2015/16

Title: Engaging Teachers in Peacebuilding in Postconflict Contexts
Lead Researcher: Yusuf Sayed 
Sponsor: ESRC-DFID 
Research period:  September 2014 - September 2016

Title: Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding 
Lead Researcher: Mario Novelli
Co-Researchers: Naureen Durrani, Yusuf Sayed & Laila Kadiwal
Sponsor: UNICEF 
Research period: 2013-16
As the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding has a number of partners and funders, it has its own independently-managed website.

Research projects completed in 2014/15

Title:  Education Sector Governance, Inequality, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Kenya and South Sudan 
ead Researcher: Mario Novelli 
Sponsor: UNICEF 
Research period: September 2014 - December 2015

Title: Education and Social Outcomes for Young People: Promoting success 
Lead Researchers: Ricardo Sabates and Brian Hudson
Sponsor: ESRC 
Research period: March 2013 - March 2015

Title: Private Secondary Education in Malawi (PRISEM)
Lead Researchers: Benjamin Zeitlyn and Keith Lewin working with Joseph Chimombo and Elizabeth Meke from the Centre for Education Research and Training (CERT), University of Malawi
Sponsor: Open Society Institute's Privitisation in Education Research Initiative
Research period: January 2013 - June 2014

Title: Pedagogy, teaching practice, curriculum and teacher education: Rigorous review
Lead Researchers: Jo Westbrook, Naureen Durrani and David Orr
Sponsor: Open Society Institute's Privitisation in Education Research Initiative
Research period: January 2013 - June 2014

Research projects completed in 2012/13

Title: Rigorous Literature Review: Political economy of education systems in developing countries
Lead Researcher: Mario Novelli
Sponsor: DFID
Research period: February-September 2013

Title: Adamawa State Primary Education Research (ASPER)
Lead Researcher: Mairead Dunne
Sponsor: Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Nigeria
Research period: January 2011 - June 2013

Title: Youth as active citizens for their rights in education and sexual and reproductive health: A three country study in Senegal, Pakistan and Palestine
Lead Researcher: Mairead Dunne
Sponsor: OXFAM Novib, Netherlands
Research period: December 2011 - June 2013

Title: Access, Quality and Outcomes of Primary Education - especially of girls
Lead Researcher: Mairead Dunne
Sponsor: Adamawa State Basic Education Board, Nigeria
Research period: January 2011 - June 2013

Title: Expansion of Speed School Programme to Ethiopia
Lead Researchers: Kwame Akyeampong and Ricardo Sabates
Sponsor: Geneva Global
Research period: September 2011 - March 2013

Title: Promising practice in school related gender-based violence, prevention and response programming globally: A desk study
Lead Researcher: Mairead Dunne
Sponsor: Concern Worldwide, Ireland
Research period: April 2012 - January 2013

Title: Migrants: Brighton and Hove
Lead Researchers: Linda Morrice and Pam Coare 
Sponsor: EU Lifelong Learning (Grundtvig) Mulilateral Project
Research period: October 2010 - October 2012

Title: Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE)
Lead Researcher: Keith Lewin
Sponsor: DFID
Research period: 2006-2012

Title: Interventions to improve the classroom performance of untrained and undertrained teachers in low income countries
Lead Researchers: David Orr and Jo Westbrook, with Judy Sebba and Naureen Durrani
Sponsor: AusAID
Research period: 2011-2012

Title: Interventions to Improve the Performance of Untrained and Under-trained teachers
Lead Researchers: John Pryor and Jo Westbrook
Sponsor: AusAID
Research period: 2011-2012

Research projects completed in 2010/11

Title: Regional Situation Analysis for Out-of-school Children in Eastern and Southern Africa Region
Lead Researchers: Mairead Dunne and Ricardo Sabates
Sponsor: UNICEF, Kenya
Research period: August-December 2011

Title: The Merging of Security and Development in the Education Sector in Conflict-Affected States
Lead Researcher: Mario Novelli
Sponsor: Open Society Foundation, UK
Research period: 2011

Title: Teacher Preparation and Continuing Professional Development in Africa (TPA)
Kenya website
Uganda website
Senegal website
Lead Researchers: John Pryor, Jo Westbrook and Kwame Akyeampong
Sponsor: Flora Hewlett Foundation
Research period: 2009-2011

Title: International Academe on Education and Development
Lead Researcher: Mario Novelli
Sponsor: UNICEF, Kenya
Research period: August - December 2011

Title: Access to Education and Child Health 
Lead Researcher: Ricardo Sabates
Sponsor: BUPA Foundation
Research period: January 2010 - July 2011

Title: Social Benefits of Vocational Education and Training for Individuals in a European Context 
Lead Researcher: Ricardo Sabates
Sponsor: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Research period: 2006-2010

Title: Research Partnership on Civil Society Advocacy for Public Education 
Lead Researcher: Mario Novelli 
Sponsor: Global Campaign for Education / Education International 
Research period: 2006-2010

Research projects completed pre-2010

Title: East, West and South: Professional Identity and International Development through an Anglo-Japanese Lens  
Lead Researcher: John Pryor 
Sponsor: Sasakawa Foundation 
Research period: 2008

Title:  Education and Conflict
Lead Researcher: Mario Novelli
Research period:  2006 - 2008

Title:  Political Violence Against Educators in Colombia
Lead Researcher: Mario Novelli
Sponsor: Education International
Research period: 2007-2008