RISE Education Systems Diagnostic Framework Pilot Project Information Event


RISE is hosting an information event related to an open call for applications to conduct a pilot project using the RISE Education Systems Diagnostic Framework. 

Join one of our virtual meetings to find out about the RISE Education Systems Diagnostic Framework pilot project, the application process, expectations of successful applicants, contracting, and future management of the pilot projects.

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Background information

The RISE Education Systems Diagnostic Framework provides the scaffolding for considering the key elements of an education system, the relationships between them, and the ways in which these relationships operate to produce the system’s functions. RISE is looking for organisations to use this framework to diagnose areas of coherence or incoherence in alignment for learning outcomes in their local context. By conducting these pilots, RISE hopes to learn more about how the Framework can be usefully adapted across various contexts, partners, and counterparts to support the greater alignment for learning in education systems. A small grant is available for successful applicants.

For the pilot projects, RISE is looking to collaborate with organisations that can draw on an existing relationship with a counterpart(s) (government, local authority, civil society, etc.) and draw from previous experience of thinking at a systems level in the education sector. Teams will be expected to have senior researchers, qualitative researchers, project managers, and administrative support to work with the core RISE team to deliver this project over the course of six months. The total grant amount will be between £66,000 and £82,000 depending on the number of successful applicants. Note that half of this amount is designated for fees and for expenses.

Project documentation

Please review the project documentation listed below prior to the information event.


Terms of Reference Cover Page

Terms of Reference

Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Application Questions

Evaluation Criteria

FAQs (in Dropbox)


Successful candidates will demonstrate their ability to execute the pilot and to identify the ways in which the results of the pilot will be practically useful, preferably to the grantee’s counterpart(s), but potentially also to the grantee itself. Possible counterparts include government ministries, education authorities, education organisations outside of government, civil society groups, communities of frontline providers, or service recipients.

Event Programme

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Speaker Bios

  • Jason Silberstein is a Research Fellow for RISE at the Blavatnik School of Government. His research explores the relationship between schools and the communities they serve. Before joining RISE, he worked as a consultant to the governments of Ethiopia and Ghana on reforms aimed at strengthening accountability in their education systems, and spent 18 months as a policy advisor in the Myanmar Ministry of Education. His understanding of international development was shaped by 3 years at Seva Mandir, a grassroots nonprofit in India. His first job was as a secondary school English literature teacher. Jason holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School.