Improving the Quality of Research on Education and HIV
How good is the literature on the impact of education on HIV and AIDS?
This report provides in-depth analysis of the data collected through the updated stocktaking review of research on HIV and AIDS in the education sector carried out by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and commissioned by the IATT on Education. It provides a summary of the quality and type of evidence available on the impact of education on HIV and AIDS responses, indicating strengths and weaknesses, in order to make suggestions for future research.
This report, commissioned by the IATT on Education, updates a preliminary stocktaking review of research on HIV and AIDS in the education sector carried out by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in September 2008. The purpose of the stocktaking exercise was to expand the evidence base on education and HIV and AIDS, to identify gaps and to highlight ways of complementing and building on existing research.
In total, 133 documents were reviewed for the initial stocktaking exercise, and a further 173 documents were included in this updated report.
Background Note (pdf)
Published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) with support from the IATT on Education, this paper builds on the assessment report on the quality of the evidence available with regard to the impact of education on HIV and AIDS responses. It presents key findings from the assessment and outlines some gaps in evidence and research. Based on the framework used for the assessment, the Note then provides some practical guidance and 10 best practice examples for conducting quality research and ends with some suggestions on further research around the policy-research interface.