About RISE Programme


Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme is a global initiative in the form of large scale, multi-country research program to support the improvement of student learning throughout the world. This program is a response to the world’s educational condition that is currently experiencing learning crisis, although enrollment rates have soared to 90 percent for the past 25 years. UNESCO’s 2014 Global Monitoring Report states that of the 250 million children who cannot read, write, or do basic math operations, 130 million are still in school. A large number of students have not mastered the basic skills needed for their future.

The RISE Programme seeks to collect and interpret data that will be used to support educational reform and improvement of student learning around the world by:

  1. Conduct high-quality research on educational system and reform that can address local challenges;
  2. Involve researchers and practitioners during formulation of analysis framework to understand how educational system works; and
  3. Ensure that researchers, teachers, policy makers, and other educational practitioners have access to current and relevant studies that examine the impact of education system that centers on learning for everybody.

The RISE Programme began its operation in 2015 and is run by research teams called Country Research Team (CRTs). To date, RISE Programme has taken place in six countries: India, Pakistan, Tanzania, Vietnam, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. The RISE Programme is managed by Oxford Policy Management in partnership with The University of Oxford’s Blatvanik School of Government, and is supported by The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The research activities are led by Lant Prichett, RISE Programme Research Director and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC. The RISE Programme also receives full technical support from world-renowned consultants and scholars of the Intellectual Leadership Team (ILT).