Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)

  • R Research Project/Report/Study

A Active

Key Information

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) is a large scale, multi-country research programme that seeks to understand how school systems in the developing world can overcome the learning crisis and deliver better learning for all. Through the support, facilitation, synthesis, and harnessing of education systems research, the RISE Programme aims to: 1) Provide an analytical framework to describe and understand how education systems function 2) Generate research that evaluates large-scale system reform efforts on the basis of its impact on student learning and equity in learning across genders and socio-economic classes 3) Generate explanations for why reforms succeed or fail 4) Collect and disseminate new quantitative and qualitative data on education generally 5) Build a community of practice of local and international researchers, policymakers and education practitioners to ensure they have access to the most relevant, up-to-date research

Lead Implementing Organization(s)

  • Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford
  • Oxford Policy Management


East Asia & Pacific, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



UK AID, Australian AID

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School facilities
  • School quality
  • School violence
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Policymakers, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Pre-school
  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Parent-teacher associations/school management committees
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Katie Cooper
Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)