The Essential Role of Citizen-Led Assessments: Reflections from the PAL Network Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal

On 5 and 6 November 2019, RISE joined education practitioners, researchers, and other members of the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network for the PAL Network Conference: Ensuring All Children Learn in Kathmandu, Nepal. The two-day conference explored how citizen-led assessments (CLAs) and the CLA community can evolve to meet existing challenges and further spur citizen action to raise learning levels.

PAL Network Conference 2019 - Rukmini Banerji Keynote Address

PAL Network Conference - Ensuring All Children Learn: Lessons on Inclusion and Equity from the South (Rukmini Banerji Keynote Address)

RISE Intellectual Leadership Team member Rukmini Banerji was invited to give a keynote address on 5 November at the 2019 PAL Network Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a "Godmother" of the PAL Network and CEO of Pratham, Banerji took a moment to look back at the beginning of the PAL Network and why the organisation was established.

PAL Network Conference 2019 - Lant Pritchett Keynote Address

PAL Network Conference - Ensuring All Children Learn: Lessons on Inclusion and Equity from the South (Lant Pritchett Keynote Address)

RISE Research Director Lant Pritchett gave a keynote address on 5 November at the 2019 PAL Network Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. The address focused on what Pritchett termed The Great Betrayal: children have been promised a bright future if they attended school, yet in a large number of places the schooling has not provided even the most basic of skillsets needed to succeed in the workplace.