This Young Lives impact case study details the influence of Young Lives on the design and methodology of other studies. For related impact stories, please follow us on Twitter @yloxford with #YLLearnings.
Young Lives’ robust and innovative methodology has informed the design of a significant number of important studies worldwide.
Studies influenced include UNICEF’ Global Longitudinal Research Initiative (GLORI), the Global Early Adolescence Study (GEAS), and the Department for International Development’ (DFID)’ Research into Improving Systems of Education (RISE) programme.
Young Lives has also had significant impact on research ethics considerations, including using informed consent with children in low-income countries, in these and other studies. We have acted as an exemplar for other studies to follow, and our methods have been used widely in the teaching of ethics.