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.

Prioritising foundational skills

Children need to learn basic reading and mathematics before advancing to higher level topics.

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