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Improving children's mobility and access
The project aimed to contribute towards improved understanding and resolution of child mobility and access problems (which have far-reaching implications for education, health, gender equity and livelihoods) and to directly impact on policy formulation. It developed and tested a participatory child-centred field methodology/tool kit specifically focused on investigating transport/mobility/access issues. The approach was tested in sample locations in three countries (Ghana, India, South Africa) and the results disseminated to policy-makers and practitioners. A discussion of the Ghana component is available in the Journal of Children's Geographies (G. Porter and A. Abane: Increasing children’s participation in transport planning: reflections on methodology in a child-centred research project. Children’s Geographies 6, 2: 151-167). This work has led to further (ongoing) research on child mobility in sub-Saharan Africa. See www.dur.ac.uk/child.mobility/ for details.