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Our consultancy work

Working alongside ministries, donors, and NGOs on sustainable, bespoke solutions to improve education systems around the world.

Our consultancy team provides world-class technical expertise in education reform. We offer tailored advice, technical assistance, and delivery and project management support to school systems globally. We have worked in almost 100 countries over the past 15 years, with a broad range of clients, including FCDO, UNICEF, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the EdTech Hub, NORAD, the EU, KHDA, and ministries of education in contexts as diverse as the UK, Sierra Leone, Abu Dhabi and Malawi.

Our consultancy expertise

Strengthening education systems: improving teaching and learning at scale

We work in partnership with clients to help them develop effective education reforms to improve teaching and learning across whole education systems. In addition to using evidence-informed benchmarks to monitor progress, we tailor interventions to local contexts to maximise gains in learning outcomes – especially for the most marginalised learners.

Our research: providing evidence for policy and practice

We have a dedicated research team with a 20-year track record of producing high-quality, rapid, and practitioner-focussed research. We draw on this research expertise to provide evidence for what works in education reform, help clients and governments to use evidence to inform education policy and improvement, and maximise the efficacy of our own projects around the world.

Raising education outcomes through teacher professional development

We know that effective teaching starts with excellent teachers. We have been working with teachers around the world for over 50 years. Our experts are key to developing high-impact teaching methods and effective teacher professional development to improve both learning outcomes and teacher retention.

Leadership for learning: supporting leaders to become agents of change

Education leadership is second only to the quality of teaching in terms of impact on learning outcomes. We support school and system leaders to become agents of change beyond their own school or district, driving efficient and effective school reform.

Raising standards through accountability and school inspections

Education Development Trust is a world authority on school inspection and evaluation, having inspected schools around the world for almost 30 years. We work with governments to raise standards in schools through accountability: we support better education metrics, inspection and quality assurance systems and help policymakers and practitioners use data for decision-making and accountability at all levels.

Employability and careers services: bridging the gap between education and employment

We use our expertise in employability and careers services to bridge the gap between education, training and employment, working with national and local funders to deliver high-quality support to adults and young people.

Supporting girls’ education

Barriers to girls’ learning can be complex: our evidence-based approaches ensure the best results for the girls we work with and for. Our passion for girls’ education is matched by our experience and expertise, with a deep evidence base and extensive delivery of programmes that benefit girls across the world.

Providing education-led, tech-enabled solutions

We know that effective use of edtech can enable and enhance the work that we do. We adopt an ‘education-led, tech-enabled' approach, which ensure that the way we use technology in the design and delivery of our programmes enhances – rather than diminishes – impact and value for money.

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