Urban Health

Dr Helen Elsey is from the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, University of Leeds. In this HEART Talks she talks through the urban health HEART reading packs that she has put together with Dr Siddharth Agarwal from the Urban Health Resource Centre in India. The three reading packs are: A) Data and evidence,… Read more


Accessibility in cities: transport and urban form

This paper focusses on one central aspect of urban development: transport and urban form and how the two shape the provision of access to people, goods and services, and information in cities. The paper suggests that more compact urban growth, aligned with the increased provision of public transport infrastructure and services and pro-active support for non-motorised transport… Read more


Safe Transport for Girls

The importance of safe transport to improve access to education, particularly for girls has been a subject for much research. However, academic literature or general information on concrete examples of safe transport initiatives is very limited.  Literature searches yield neither any information on costs or cost-effectiveness, nor any impact evaluations of initiatives.  Also the literature… Read more


Girls’ Education in Islamic Countries

This report provides information on which methods have worked well to improve access to education for girls in Islamic countries.  The report covers the following areas: Conditional cash transfers to girls- Evaluation results from programes include examples from Bangladesh, Punjab, Yemen and Nigeria.  All showed increased female enrolment. Women teachers increasing girls’ attendance- Information was… Read more


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