Upcoming strategic debate: 3ie presents its recent Education Effectiveness Review

When, local time: 
Thursday, 20 October 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Camilla Petrakis - +33 1 45 03 77 04

The Education 2030 Agenda provides a new international vision for education. Its main objective is to ’Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all‘.

How can countries best plan for the implementation of this ambitious and comprehensive education vision? This question will be the focus of the 2016 IIEP Strategic Debate series.

Improved access to education has failed to translate into learning in many countries. A range of different interventions in education have been implemented to resolve what is seen as a learning crisis. Do these interventions work?

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) carried out a systematic review that synthesised evidence from 238 studies on 216 education programmes in 52 countries. One of the most ambitious reviews conducted on the topic to date, it assesses the impact of a range of interventions on a number of outcomes, including children’s school participation, learning, and teacher performance. Synthesizing quantitative evidence on the effects of education interventions in low- and middle-income countries, the authors also examined the research findings on process and implementation.

Birte Snilstveit, lead author of the review, will discuss its key findings. The focus of the debate will be the major lessons learned and the implications for education policies and
programming.