Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world’s leading educational research centres. Through its international offices, ACER is well-positioned to collaborate with local governments and partners to undertake educational research, large-scale assessments, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation programs for a range of clients with the ultimate goal of improving learning. Since its establishment in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners. ACER collaborates on international development projects with organisations such as UNICEF, the World Bank, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the United Kingdom Department for International Development, and has been admitted to an official partnership with UNESCO. As an independent non-government organisation, ACER generates its entire income through contracted research and development projects, and through developing and distributing products and services, with operating surplus directed back into research and development

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Research - policy analysis
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Research - other

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Early childhood development

Other skills

  • Vocational training


  • School quality
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Other cultural practices

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Headquarters location(s)

  • New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Country offices

  • Australia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Timor-Leste

Projects Back to Top