RISE Countries and Teams

To understand how developing countries can overcome the learning crisis, RISE researchers are studying education systems and the environments in which those systems are embedded.

Country Research Teams

RISE Country Research Teams (CRTs) are undertaking research in countries that provide the greatest opportunities for determining what leads to effective education systems reform.

CRTs are engaging with their in-country policymakers and education communities in order to ensure the research objectives are well informed by the practical policy challenges of this endeavour. We hope the lessons generated from the Programme can be used to concentrate resources and efforts to accelerate the rate of learning in developing countries.

Political Economy Teams

The RISE Political Economy Teams (PETs) are working with the CRTs to conduct in-depth country studies on the political, social, institutional, and historical environments in which education systems are embedded.

The PETs aim to gain a more holistic understanding of the political drivers and inhibitors of progress in learning outcomes, from the global to local level.

  • PET-A is concerned with issues of adoption and how political conditions are fostered to put learning at the centre of education systems.
  • PET-I focuses on questions of implementation and on the accountability relationships between parents, communities, and frontline providers of education.