Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
This RISE Working Paper, authored by Lant Pritchett (Research Director of the RISE Programme), seeks to provide an answer to the hard question: “How can learning get, and stay, so bad (in some places and not others) even though access to enrolment and schooling completed is expanding rapidly?” It builds an accountability framework of actors and the four design elements of accountability (delegation, financing, information and motivation) to emphasize that effectiveness in promoting learning requires systems of education that are coherent.
It identifies two ways in which this can be achieved:
The paper presents a key part in the tentative first step of formulating a research programme into reforms of education systems that are capable of producing sustained accelerations in the pace of improving learning outcomes.
Pritchett, L. 2015. Creating Education Systems Coherent for Learning Outcomes. RISE Working Paper Series.15/005. https://doi.org/10.35489/BSG-RISE-WP_2015/005