Our research, expertise and partnerships support ministries of education, policymakers and school leaders to deliver improved educational outcomes for children and young people. We help to remove barriers to learning, support teachers and leaders at school level, and collaboratively build sustainable systems. Our flagship programmes include schemes to help more girls remain in education, support teacher professional development and provide high-quality training for education leaders. Last year, we reached:
We have been working with teachers in Africa for over 30 years, and we know that effective teaching starts with excellent teachers. Our programmes, research and consultancy work are designed to promote effective teacher professional development to improve learning outcomes and the overall quality of education provision.
Our passion for girls’ education is matched by our experience and expertise. We are a trusted partner of governments and organisations seeking to improve girls’ learning, with a deep evidence base and extensive experience of delivering at-scale education programmes that benefit girls across the world.
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.
We work in partnership with governments, NGOs and donors to develop and support effective education reforms which improve teaching and learning across whole education systems. We use evidence-informed benchmarks to monitor progress and tailor interventions to local contexts to maximise gains in learning outcomes – especially for the most marginalised learners.
We have more than 20 years’ experience of working in fragile and conflict-affected states and supporting education in emergencies. We provide rapid-response support and advice in emergencies, as well as both immediate and long-term technical assistance for post-crisis capacity building and reform.
All children should be given the chance to learn. Our programme teams are experienced in designing reforms which reach the most marginalised learners, including those with special educational needs or disabilities, and in training education professionals in inclusive pedagogies to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to access education.
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 – including over 20 in Africa – over the past 15 years, with a broad range of clients, including FCDO, UNICEF, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and national ministries of education.
The work of teachers is crucial in any education system, but in refugee settings, their role is particularly significant. These teachers are sometimes the only educational resource available for learners in these vulnerable settings and may also provide critical socio-emotional support for refugee learners. In this article, the first in a series on durable solutions to the challenges faced by teachers in refugee settings, we explore the importance and implications of fostering an enabling environment for these teachers.
We were delighted to welcome the UK's Minister of State for Development and Africa, Andrew Mitchell, to the Second National Symposium on Girls' Education, organised by our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) programme in Rwanda on 31st August 2023.
At the end of July, EDT and IIEP-UNESCO, with the support of UNHCR, held a highly successful knowledge workshop in Uganda – the culmination of a key research project into the management of teachers of refugees. The event brought together ministerial delegates from Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, along with representatives from UNHCR and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD.) It offered the opportunity for delegates to learn from one another and to share experiences related to the inclusion of teachers of refugees within national education systems.