RISE Annual Conference 2016

16-17 June 2016 at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

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 objective of the RISE Annual Conference 2016 was to bring together high profile academics and policy makers to discuss the emerging RISE research agenda. The event featured two Country Research Team (CRT) sessions focusing on the research proposed by the country teams selected under the first call, and four contributed sessions focusing on themes central to the RISE research agenda: teachers, governance, the politics of change, and methods for education systems research. There was also an invited session where globally prominent panellists debated strategies for meeting the education Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and an evening poster session showcasing papers with particularly interesting figures, stylised facts and trends. 

The 2016 conference report can now be viewed and downloaded here.

Thursday 16 June 2016

Session 1:  Teachers

Chair:  Geeta Kingdon (Institute of Education, University College London) 

Country Research Team Session 1

Chair:  Kara Hanson (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Session 2:  Politics of Change

Chair: Patrícia Tavares (University of Oxford)

Invited Panel Session:  Strategies for Meeting the Education SDGs

Chair:  Luis Benveniste (World Bank)

  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation: Robin Horn 

  • RISE:  Justin Sandefur

  • World Development Report: Deon Filmer and Halsey Rogers
Friday 17 June 2016

Session 3:  Governance

Chair:  Ritva Reinikka (World Bank)

Country Research Team Session 2

Chair:  Luis Crouch (RTI International)

Session 4:  Methods

Chair:  Yuli Tamir (Shenkar)