R4D Education

Global Education

Education is playing an increasingly important role as economies and societies become more knowledge-based. R4D Education’s initiatives concentrate largely on levers for change in areas with high potential for impact: innovations,evaluation and learning, out-of-school children, skills for employability, financing, and early childhood. Our education portfolio complements our work in health and governance, and cross-cutting themes include the relationships among education, nutrition and health, and supporting civil society organizations in their work to increase public sector accountability.

Featured Global Education Resources

This Results for Development publication, developed in partnership with Educate A Child, addresses the socio-political, health and economic costs of out of school children (OOSC) in Colombia.
In 2014-2015, Results for Development Institute (R4D) conducted a scoping study on the potential for output-based aid (OBA) in education for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA).

Global Education Resources

Through in-depth desk research and drawing on existing resources such as the Center for Education Innovations and Ashoka Changemakers, key programs...
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This article for the Bernard van Leer Foundation journal, Early Childhood Matters introduces the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative, a new global...
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This background paper for the Education Commission seeks to complement the efforts of the GBF initiative (now renamed the Global Book Alliance) and...
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In this article for the Bernard van Leer Foundation journal, Early Childhood Matters, Results for Development’s Vidya Putcha, Arjun Upadhyay, and...
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This background paper prepared for the Education Commission fills a critical gap in the global knowledge base by reviewing and analyzing the state of...
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This paper assesses each innovative financing mechanisms against a set of criteria to identify those with the most potential for education in...
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Results for Development and International Education Partners Ltd. have analyzed the feasibility and design of a new international book funding...
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As part of Project Literacy is a new coalition of global and local organizations dedicated to tackling the literacy gap by advancing best practice,...
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This is an update of a 2013 publication from Results for Development (R4D) that focuses on the costs of not providing universal primary education—to...
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In this literature review commissioned by UNESCO, Results for Development (R4D) authors Michelle Neuman and Kimberly Josephson synthesize what is...
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R4D has identified leading organizations, associations, and individuals in the early childhood development space and provided CIFF analysis and...
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CIFF contracted Results for Development Institute (R4D) to develop a global ECD advocacy strategy to help the Foundation achieve measurable impact in...
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In an effort to better understand some of the opportunities in and constraints to providing financial services for education, particularly in...
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Co-published by UNESCO Bangkok and the Results for Development Institute (R4D), this reportlooks at the benefits of primary education and estimates...
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This study by a team of authors including R4D’s Nicholas Burnett evaluates the costs and benefits of education from a health perspective. The report...
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R4D’s technical study commissioned by the Malala Fund - a non-profit organization focused on empowering girls through secondary education -  builds...
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In a collection of articles that cover a broad range of media outlets, Vinod Thomas, Gina Lagomarsino, Andrew Steer and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, discuss...
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In an effort to more deeply understand the nuts and bolts of the citizen- led assessment model and to evaluate its ability to measure learning,...
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After casting a wide net to identify innovative skills development programs targeting youth in Asia and Africa, R4D uncovered a rich universe of...
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If properly harnessed, the non-state education sector has the potential to improve access to quality education services for the poor. Significant...
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Following the release of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015 (GMR), a launch was held for the the latest issue of the journal ...
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R4D’s upcoming book, Bridging the Skills Gap: Innovations in Africa and Asia, will probe deep into five key themes relevant to the skills discussion...
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In the 2013 UNA-UK publication, Nicholas Burnett, Shubha Jayaram and Milan Thomas explore the skills and competencies needed to support dynamic,...
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Co-authored by R4D Managing Director Nicholas Burnett, a new paper looks at the implications for UNESCO of the proposed post-2015 education goals....
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R4D and UNESCO published a report aiming to serve as a rapid reference for policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region who wish to familiarize themselves...
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According to a joint UN report, adolescents are twice as likely to be out of school as primary school-age children, The report titled "Fixing the...
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R4D Managing Director, Nicholas Burnett discusses international education policies, issues, and challenges in the book titled Education, Learning,...
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This article, available at Springer.com, reports on a Results for Development Institute (R4D) study that explored whether secondary education systems...
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R4D Managing Director Nicholas Burnett was the keynote speaker at the Quality Learning Foundation's first ever national conference in Thailand on May...
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Drawing on recent evidence, a literature review and interviews with experts, the "Buying Down Loans for Education" Report provides as background the...
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The core of the Innovative Secondary Education for Skills Enhancement (ISESE) project, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, was a series of 12...
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In April 2013, Results for Development Institute (R4D) reviewed the benefits of primary education and estimated the economic cost associated with...
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In April 2013, Results for Development Institute (R4D) reviewed the benefits of primary education and estimated the economic cost associated with...
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Why has the take-up of Early Childhood programs been so slow?  R4D Managing Director Nicholas Burnett suggests several reasons, especially that the...
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With support from the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, R4D has developed a prospectus for an Early Learning Challenge to catalyze new investment in early...
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The six Education for All (EFA) goals and the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), two of which concern education, all expire in 2015. Though...
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Significant headway towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All (EFA) goals has been made since their...
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The Innovative Secondary Education for Skills Enhancement (ISESE) project was commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation to the Results for...
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These twelve background papers were produced as part of Phase I of the Innovative Secondary Education for Skills Enhancement project, in which R4D...
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In this R4D working paper entitled, "Education Resource Mobilization and Use in Developing Countries: Scope for Efficiency Gains through more...
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This report is the result of a collective work carried out by the Writing Committee commissioned by the Task Force on Innovative Financing for...
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In this paper, R4D Managing Director Nicholas Burnett and Oxford University Visiting Research Fellow Desmond Bermingham draw upon their extensive...
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This article was written for the International Working Group on Education and discusses the importance of innovative financing for education,...
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This article by Managing Director Nicholas Burnett appears in the March 2010 Issue of Global magazine. It discusses the impact of the global economic...
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