Past Research Projects

Human Capital Formulation and Gender Equality in Conflict-affected Islamic States: Case of Basic Education in Yemen

Providing quality education for all children, adolescents and adults regardless of gender is a key for eliminating inequality and mitigating risks of social conflict. Focusing on Yemen, one of the poorest Islamic countries in a fragile situation, this research will closely examine the country's challenges in primary education development and gender equality promotion and attempt to draw policy implications toward these goals, taking into account the cultural and religious factors affecting children's educational opportunities. Specifically, the research will address regional differences within the country (i.e., differences by governorate, district, or community), not only in terms of school access and retention, but also in terms of quality of learning and socioeconomic effects of education, including people's attitudes toward gender and the potential role of female education in mitigating the risks of social conflict.