About research uptake



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Turning world-class research into positive policy change is central to the RISE programme.

RISE seeks to gain understanding of what features make particular systems coherent and effective in their contexts, and how the complex dynamics within a system allow a policy to be successful. Such features may include the way in which goals are set; progress is assessed and measured; the teaching profession is structured and supported; schools are financed and managed; students and parents engage with the system and make choices; and innovations are produced, evaluated and diffused to scale. 

Research teams will be engaging with their in-country policy makers and education communities in order to ensure the research objectives are well informed by the practical policy challenges of education reform.

We hope that lessons generated from RISE will be used to help concentrate resources and efforts to accelerate the rate of learning in developing countries. These same lessons will work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4, "to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all." 

 All outputs from the research are considered as global public goods, accessible through this website and in accordance with DFID’s Open Access Policy (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfid-research-open-and-enhanced-access-policy).

Information regarding the Country Research Teams can be found on their respective pages:  EthiopiaIndia, IndonesiaPakistanTanzania, and Vietnam.

Further guidance for researchers will be posted on this website in due course.