The learning crisis

School enrolment has dramatically increased worldwide, but millions of children spend years in school without gaining foundational skills. Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) is an international research programme investigating how education systems can overcome this crisis.

How systems thinking can help

By examining an education system as a whole, we can see how its components are not working together to produce learning.

COVID-19 will exacerbate the learning crisis

To mitigate long-term learning losses from COVID-19 school closures, education systems must prioritise foundational skills.

RISE is a multi-country research endeavour with Country Research Teams in