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Rebecca Mitchell

Programme Manager

Rebecca Mitchell is a research officer specialising in conflict, violence and development, and health and nutrition.

Rebecca is currently conducting research in India and Bangladesh, evaluating nutrition projects. Rebecca has also conducted research within low-income areas of Nairobi, which investigated whether, and how, improving access to livelihoods, jobs and basic services reduced violence. This was carried out for the UK Department for International Development, as part of the Accountable Grant programme of work. Rebecca has also conducted research for ActionAid and WomanKind, investigating the roles of women in peacebuilding, at a local level. Primary research was carried out in Nepal, Sierra Leone and Liberia. She has also conducted a scoping study for World Vision UK investigating current policies and priorities within UK government and NGOs for maternal, new-born and child health in fragile contexts.

Rebecca is also conducting research for her own PhD, which focusses on the management of chronic illness by refugees from DRC and Syria who are living in the England.

Rebecca’s thematic interests are within conflict, health, women and children, and the influences of health seeking behaviour. Her geographical expertise lie within Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Research

Programme

Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research

Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research aims to inform policy and programming on how to help poor and vulnerable people cope better with crises and meet their basic needs through more effective social assistance in contexts of recurrent shocks, protracted conflict and forced...

Project

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture

Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture (ACHA) is a seven-year research programme supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) that started in January 2020. The aim of the programme is to build evidence on: the forms, drivers, and experiences of...

Programme and centre

Addressing and mitigating violence

Generating practical policy options for states and citizens so they can better address and mitigate violence in both rural and urban settings.

Publications

Report

External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa Mobile Phones, Nutrition, and Health in Tanzania: Qualitative Follow-up Study Report

This endline report presents the findings of the third and final round of qualitative data collection conducted in March 2019. Data collection was carried out by OPM Tanzania, in close coordination with the IDS qualitative team led by Dr Inka Barnett. This report is narrower in scope than the...

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Inka Barnett & 4 others

31 March 2020

Report

External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-Based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa: Mobile Phones, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Ghana: Qualitative Follow-Up Study Report

mNutrition is a global initiative supported by the UK Department for International Development, (DFID), organised by Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association (GSMA), and implemented by in-country MNOs and third-party providers. It aims to use mobile technology to improve the health and nutritional...

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Inka Barnett & 3 others

25 September 2019

Rebecca Mitchell’s recent work