Research on Improving Systems of Education

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There is a learning crisis in developing countries: Despite most children now attending school, many are still not learning basic skills. To address the question of what works to deliver learning at scale, CGD researchers are leading a global initiative called Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) with the aim of understanding the design and implementation of successful education reforms through rigorous, primary research spanning multiple countries.

The initiative is a partnership between CGD, Oxford Policy Management, and the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Its focus is on systems—governance, accountability, information, financing, management, and the politics of reform. CGD has set RISE’s overall agenda, which comprises country research teams currently set up in Tanzania, Vietnam, and India that carry out in-depth, multi-year research and are supported by an Intellectual Leadership Team of global experts in the field of education.

RISE Working Papers (on RISE site only)

RISE Blog Posts / Policy Notes (on RISE site only)

RISE Event

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