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Welcome to the portal to the Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP)

This portal provides you with information about the activities of the Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty, including its partners, and progress with our research activities in Ghana, Kenya, India, and Pakistan. It also provides access to full-text downloadable copies of our publications and project documents. The five-year active research phase of the programme has now been completed. Up-dates of these web pages will in future be limited to the addition of occasional working papers which are in the process of being completed by the authors. 

What we do

RECOUP is a research partnership of seven institutions in the UK, Africa and South Asia. It has been funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and led by the University of Cambridge.

Our research examines the impact of education on the lives and livelihoods of people in developing countries, particularly those living in poorer areas and from poorer households. Its purpose is to generate new knowledge that will improve education and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries, through an enhanced recognition of education's actual and potential role.

Our projects

Between 2005-2010 RECOUP has conducted six collaborative projects:

For more information, please watch the video below


Introduction to RECOUP by Prof. Christopher Colclough, CEID Director

Download this clip (Flash Video, high quality)