RISE Annual Conference 2017

Center for Global Development, Washington, DC
RISE Annual Conference 2017

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.

The RISE Annual Conference 2017 conference report is now available to view.

Day 1

Day 2

The 2017 conference featured presentations of the diagnostic studies from the four initial RISE country programmes in India, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Vietnam as well as various sessions relating to education systems research. A special panel session on diagnosing system incoherence took place on Day 1 of the conference with panellists Claudia Costin (Center for Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies/Getulio Vargas Foundation), Alec Gershberg (New School University), Jaime Saavedra (Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group), and Liesbet Steer (Director of the Education Commission).

The full conference programme is available to download and detailed below.


Thursday 15 June

09:00 - Welcome

Session 1: Politics of Reform

11:00 - RISE Country Research Team (CRT) Session 1:  Research Presentations

13:00 - Lunchtime Panel: Bilateral Perspectives: What Does a Systems Approach to Education Mean in Practice?

  • David Coleman (Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - DFAT) 

  • Laura Savage (UK’s Department for International Development - DFID) 

  • Tjip Walker (US Agency for International Development - USAID) 

14:00 - CRT Session 2: System Diagnostics

16:30 - Keynote Panel: Why is Learning in Crisis? Diagnosing System Incoherence


Friday 16 June

09:00 - Session 2: Alternative Modalities of Provision

11:30 - RISE Country Research Team Session 3: Overview of New Research Teams

14:00 - Session 3: Methods and Measurement

16:30 - Session 4: Pedagogy


A pre-conference event was held on Wednesday 14 June at the Center for Global Development:

Public-Private Partnerships for Education in the Developing World: Learning Gains, Regulatory Failures, and Other Lessons from Policy Experiments

The event was hosted by RISE, Ark, and the Center for Global Development