Research

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Overview of research

There is growing recognition and consensus that the world is in a “learning crisis.” The RISE programme is driven by the goal of solid, evidence-based, practical answers to hard questions about how to reform existing education systems to improve learning outcomes.

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Motivation for research

The RISE programme aims to understand how school systems in the developing world can overcome the learning crisis. Education systems are complicated puzzles to define - they include policies, institutions, and actors, their contexts and their interactions.

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Scope and focus of research

The RISE programme will support, facilitate, synthesise and harness education systems research to achieve the goal of accelerating learning for all. Find out more about what is expected of research proposals in terms of the scale, scope and focus. 

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Research timeline

The RISE programme launched with its first call for research proposals in 2015 for work starting in spring 2016. In March 2016, we issued our second call for proposals.

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Information for prospective bidders

We seek interest from academics and other experts in the field of education systems reform to participate in the RISE research agenda. Find out everything you need to know about our procurement procedures for research projects.

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