RISE Annual Conference 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Call for Papers (Deadline Friday, 24 March 2017)

Center for Global Development, Washington, DC

Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017


We invite you to submit a paper for, or express your interest in attending, the third Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme Annual Conference.  

RISE is a large scale, multi-country research programme developed to answer the question: “How can education systems be reformed to deliver better learning for all?” The RISE Programme Annual Conferences bring together high profile academics and policy makers for two days of lively debate (e.g., http://www.riseprogramme.org/rise-annual-conference-2016).

The 2017 conference will feature results of diagnostic studies in the four initial RISE country programmes in India, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Vietnam. In addition, we are issuing an open call for papers from researchers working on these and any other developing countries.

Submissions are invited in any area of research relating to education systems, although papers in the following areas are particularly welcome:

  • Political economy of reform (e.g. What are the key political obstacles to adopting learning-oriented education reforms, and how have some systems overcome them? What problems of implementation arise during piloting and at scale, and how can these can challenges be tackled?)
  • Alternative modalities of provision (e.g. What role, if any, should non-state actors play in school finance and/or management? Can private schools, or public-private partnerships, be an effective alternative to conventional state schools, and if so, how should they be designed, governed, or regulated?)

Full papers (not abstracts) should be submitted by noon UK GMT on Friday, 24 March 2017 to rise@bsg.ox.ac.uk. If you are interested in attending the conference, please visit the RISE website and fill in the online form. Email correspondence can be directed to Phil Barber of the RISE communications team (rise@bsg.ox.ac.uk). Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than 7 April 2017. RISE will reimburse the cost of return travel to the conference and up to two night’s accommodation in Washington, DC for all presenters. General attendees will be notified of a conference place from April 2017.

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