The RISE system diagnostic

The RISE system diagnostic aims to facilitate and support Government actors in selecting high-level strategic reform priorities to improve learning, based on the latest education systems research. At this pilot phase, learning and improvement of the diagnostic is also a critical objective. 

RISE is issuing an open call for organisations to apply for a small grant to conduct a pilot project using the RISE Education Systems Diagnostic Framework. Visit the project page for more information, including details of how to apply.

The RISE Programme has developed a framework for understanding education systems that specifies its components and the way those components interact to produce the outcomes of an education system. This framework has been adapted to create a diagnostic approach meant to identify constraints to education progress and priorities for systems reform. It is built around the RISE accountability framework, which is used to identify the key actors in the education system, specify the relationships between them, identify the primary alignment(s) of the relationships, and surface any incoherences within the system.

Image of the diagnostic framework

The diagnostic approach was developed and piloted in Ghana in 2019, and further pilots are currently planned.