What is RISE?



UN Photo/Fardin Waezi (Afghanistan)

The RISE programme is a large scale, multi-country research programme that seeks to answer the question: “What works to improve education systems to deliver better learning for all at scale in developing countries?”

RISE aims to provide the evidence base on education systems needed to improve learning outcomes by:

  1. Commissioning high-quality research on education systems and systems reform that responds to locally-identified challenges;
  2. Engaging with researchers and practitioners to develop an analytic framework to understand how education systems function; and
  3. Ensuring that researchers, teachers, policymakers and other education practitioners globally have access to the most relevant, up-to-date research on the impact of education systems on learning for all.

RISE is supported by £27.6 million in funding from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), which has dedicated £21 million for research in up to five countries, and £6.6 million to support expert advice and management; and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), whose commitment of A$9.85 million has allowed RISE to incorporate a sixth country.

Based in Oxford, UK, RISE is managed and implemented through a partnership between leading international development consultancy Oxford Policy Management and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Research is led by Professor Lant Pritchett and a team at the Center for Global Development, a non-profit think tank based in Washington DC.

A multi-disciplinary Intellectual Leadership Team of global academics and practitioners provides strategic, intellectual and practical advice to the programme.

Visit our Research section to find out more about the intellectual agenda and information for prospective bidders to the programme.


Click here to download the RISE informational flyer