Not so Fast: Slow Pace of Learning Means Big Changes Are Needed

Using harmonized learning outcome (HCO) measurements, results show that average learning levels moved shockingly slow between 2000 and 2015—a pace that will…

Power to the Plan

The latest post on both the World Bank's Development Impact Blog and on the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences blog features Owen…

RISE Researchers Participate in Lemann Foundation Education Conference

The Lemann Foundation, a non-profit focused on improving education and developing leadership in Brazil, hosted a group of Brazilian leaders from the private and public sector last week to discuss the state of Brazilian education. RISE team members Lant Pritchett, Clare…

Indonesia Got Schooled: 15 Years of Rising Enrolment and Flat Learning Profiles
Working Paper


Indonesia has instituted wide-ranging educational reforms over the past twenty years, but recent international assessments of student…