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Laura Bolton

Research Officer

Laura Bolton’s recent work


Violence in Schools

K4D Helpdesk Report

This rapid literature review sets out to identify evidence on approaches to measuring the prevalence of violence in schools across low and middle income countries and the data available based on these measurement approaches.

3 May 2017


Effectiveness of Tax Reform Interventions

K4D Helpdesk Report 053

The academic and practitioner literature on tax reform, and comments from several experts contacted in connection with this report, emphasise that improving the performance of tax systems is highly complex and context-specific, without simple or direct answers.

13 March 2017


Sport and Development

K4D Helpdesk Report 038

Some individual studies noted factors for success and what did not work well. However, there was not enough evidence to get a synthesis on barriers and enablers to sport for development in general. Often programmes in the literature were described but rarely evaluated. Where they were...

6 February 2017


Unemployment and Underemployment Data

K4D Helpdesk Report

This Helpdesk report was written to identify the number (absolute and as a proportion of the working age population) of under and unemployed youth in DFID focus countries, disaggregated by gender and social/economic status.

23 November 2016


Cash-Transfers for Long-Term Resilience in Conflict Affected Contexts

K4D Helpdesk Report 007

The term resilience was brought into use by social science disciplines as a counter to discourse on vulnerability (Panter-Brick, 2014). Reducing vulnerability in post-conflict contexts at the household level broadly translates into securing food and livelihoods. This is what this report focuses on.

9 November 2016


id21 Market Research Report: Uganda

Building on a pilot market research activity in Kenya in March 2004, this trip was one of a series of field visits to meet development practitioners, policy-makers and researchers in their working environment, to find out how research materials are used and accessed in those countries

1 September 2004