Working Paper 20/039 - Human Capital Accumulation and Disasters: Evidence from the Pakistan Earthquake of 2005
Whose Influence and Whose Priorities? Insights from Government and Donor Stakeholders on the Design of the Ethiopian General Education Quality Improvement for Equity (GEQIP-E) Programme
Whose Influence and Whose Priorities? The Design of Ethiopia’s General Education Quality Improvement Programme - Equity (GEQIP-E)
In Ethiopia, strong political will for improving the quality of education with equity is found at the highest level of government, which in turn is reflected in the government’s education policy and plans. While this is important, a question arises as to whether it is sufficient for ensuring real progress. Ambitious intentions are translated into action only through the stakeholders working within the system, which particularly requires the involvement of those at the local level.
Recent results from PISA-D reveal that there is a learning crisis at the top—in many countries even the middle class and “statistical elites” are failing to reach international standards for learning.
RISE Working Paper 19/028 - Learning Equity Requires More than Equality: Learning Goals and Achievement Gaps between the Rich and the Poor in Five Developing Countries
Last week, I was privileged to join a gathering of around 800 experts and advocates in London at the Global Disability Summit. The Summit has marked a step change in the commitment to promoting the importance of better data and evidence to inform policy and practice.