The project will contribute to better evidence and understanding on social sector spending in developing countries, in the wake of the pandemic, and how to maximise that to promote human development outcomes. There are two main strands of research:
1: Multilateral debt, debt relief, and social spending in low- and lower-middle-income countries
This work will try to examine the empirical relationship between instruments including debt relief and additional concessional, multilateral debt, on the one hand, and social spending levels and human development outcomes on the other.
2: Investigating Covid-19 education policy response
This project will support partners in Ghana and Malawi to provide policy makers with rigorous research and data to help them answer the most pressing education policy questions related to the Covid-19 pandemic and girls education.