Project Description

Picture: courtesy of Esteban Camargo


We evaluate school interventions of the project “Strengthening schools’ accountability mechanisms through participation: addressing education quality and equity in Afghanistan and Pakistan” funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Disadvantaged children in Low-Income Countries and particularly children with disabilities are increasingly accessing schools, but not learning effectively due to social exclusion within the classroom. Additionally, poor teaching methods perpetuate inequalities. Promoting processes of accountability is recognized as a way of promoting quality and equity in education.


Building upon previous research, we will develop, implement and evaluate a social accountability intervention – combined with inclusive education training – engaging parents, teachers, and children.

We will assess the intervention’s impact on basic cognitive but also psychosocial skills of children as well as parent’s expectations and engagement, and teachers’ confidence with regards to the inclusion of children with disabilities.