Scaling Gender, Inclusion and Safeguarding Approaches in Education

Scaling-up innovative Gender, Inclusion and Safeguarding Approaches in Education: Evidence from Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia

Research, GPE KIX and IDRC

Link in Malawi is leading a three-country research project to understand the decision-making processes government go through when deciding which gender, inclusion and safeguarding interventions to scale-up. Researchers will examine a variety of Link’s interventions that support gender equity and inclusion and explore why and how these were scaled-up by government.

Key facts:

  • 3 countries – Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia
  • 3 years
  • 2 research bodies – Centre for Education, Research and Training, Chancellor’s College, Malawi & Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow
  • Over 50 policy stakeholders will particate in development of best practice scale-up guidlines


  • Multi-country quantitative and qualitative data collection
  • Key informant interviews with government staff at various levels
  • Local and international forums on how scale-up happens and what are the enabling factors, including best practices
  • Production of a set of guidelines on criteria to consider when choosing interventions for scale-up

Policy stakeholder engagement on scale-up and sustainability