If you like your research methods ‘old skool’ head back to 2001 (SocSci&Med) for ODA-funded research on Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in urban India in '90s.... bit.ly/2wGKCj2 2/14
In 2019... Quality/Measurement/Effectiveness are still pressing questions...
Few interventions had been tested for impact (>100 studies on health interventions/outcomes; 30 on Education; few in livelihoods or social inclusion; virtually none for empowerment).
There were big geographic gaps - particularly for sub-Sahara Africa.
Challenge: 1 billion people worldwide need some form of Assistive Technology (AT) e.g. eyeglasses hearing-aids prosthetics orthotics, personal digital devices & wheelchairs. Only 1 in 10 have access to the AT they need - including basic spectacles. 9/14