Our Research

Street Child carries out research in the countries where we work, to influence our program design and better understand the issues facing the children and families we support.


2018 Study on the Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities in Sierra Leone

The planning of new inclusive education services is hampered by a lack of reliable data on education and disability in Sierra Leone. We conducted primary and secondary research on barriers to education for children with disabilities in Sierra Leone.

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2018 A Rapid Assessment of the Prevalence and Impact of Disabilities among Children On the High Plateau in South Kivu, DR Congo

In order to understand the impact of disability among children in the remote and conflict-affected high plateau of South Kivu, DR Congo, Street Child carried out this assessment which will help inform future Street Child programming.

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February 2018 Sierra Leone Mudslides report, six months on

February 14 marked six months since devastating mudslides and flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone, left 1,000 people dead and a further 3,000 without a home.

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2017 Meet the Musahars: Understanding Musahar Marginalization

Our latest research in Nepal aims to understand the factors affecting the Musahar community - the most marginalized group in Nepal - including their ability to access education and their attitudes towards exclusion and inclusion from education. 

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2016 National Consultation on Adolescent Girls' Education in Sierra Leone

Our staff interviewed 2,000 in and out-of-school girls across Sierra Leone to better understand the barriers to girls' education. This major Street Child report outlines the top five barriers to girls' education as reported by the girls themselves in Sierra Leone. 

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2015 Liberia's Ebola Orphans: A crisis for the next generation.

This report aims to bring to life the facts and figures about Ebola, and those affected by it; statistics which are sterile on the page, and yet so terrifyingly real on the ground for those living and dying through it. A snapshot taken in Liberia, 2015.

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2015 Sierra Leone Ebola Orphan Report

The Street Child Ebola Orphan Report, the first of its kind to be produced, uncovers the true scale and nature of the Ebola orphan crisis and formed the basis for Street Child's Ebola Orphan Campaign supporting the 12,000 children orphaned by the devastating virus. 

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