Scaling Gender, Inclusion and Safeguarding Approaches

GPE KIX and IDRC research grant, 2024-2027

Link in Malawi is leading a multi-country research project to understand government decision-making processes for scaling-up gender, inclusion and safeguarding interventions. Researchers will examine Link interventions that support gender equity and inclusion and explore why and how these were scaled-up by governments in Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda. This work is supported by the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange, a joint endeavour with the International Development Research Centre, Canada.

Research will be led by two bodies: Centre for Education, Research and Training, Chancellor’s College, Malawi & Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow.

Key facts

countries – Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda
research bodies
c. 150
policy stakeholders

Key activities

  • Multi-country quantitative and qualitative data collection
  • Key informant interviews with government staff
  • Local and international forums on how scale-up happens, enabling factors, and best practices
  • Guidelines on criteria to consider when choosing interventions for scale-up
  • Policy stakeholder engagement on scale-up and sustainability
Graduates from a Link girls’ education project in Malawi present to key stakeholders, including Dr. Rachel Chimbwete Phiri – Principal Secretary for Basic Education