Impact Case Studies
Improving evidence-based policy and programming for AIDS-affected children in Sub-Saharan Africa: Dr Lucie Cluver
Since 2005, a pioneering set of Oxford University studies has actively informed the development of evidence-based policy, practice, and programming for AIDS-affected children in Sub-Saharan Africa (totalling an estimated 85 million children, orphaned by HIV/AIDS or living with AIDS-ill caregivers).
Research by Frances Gardner and her team demonstrates that parenting programmes significantly reduce antisocial behaviour, and has encouraged uptake of these programmes by bodies that play a major role in forming UK central government policy.
Research by Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson, in conjunction with Philip Martin (UC Davis) on how labour markets, welfare states and other public policies shape the demand for migrant workers, has directly impacted on: Labour immigration policymaking in the UK, development of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform in the UK; and the policy debates in the Netherlands and Government policymaking and debates relating to migration in the UK, US and the Netherlands, as well as for various UN agencies dealing with migration issues.
Targeting resources and interventions in deprived areas using small area level indices of deprivation in the UK and South Africa: Michael Noble
Since 1999, Noble and his team have undertaken a programme of research to produce small area level indices of deprivation in the UK and South Africa. The indices are widely used in these nations by central and local government, regional bodies, civil society, academics and others, to analyse patterns of deprivation, to identify areas that would benefit from special initiatives or programmes, and as a tool to determine eligibility for specific funding, enabling governments and other bodies to target their resources more effectively.