How can we improve the links between evidence, action and outcomes?

Since 2015 there have been intensive efforts to design metrics intended to measure and track countries’ progress towards the 17 agreed on Sustainable Development Goals and their respective targets. But is this the kind of evidence that will help countries plan action on the ground to meet these ambitious objectives? Not necessarily.

Countries, Experts and Agencies Meet to Measure Progress toward Education 2030

Given the time it can take to mobilize around development goals and establish effective monitoring systems to track progress, the 2030 deadline for the achievement of the global goal on education is just around the corner.

Does schooling automatically mean learning?

Leading academic and researcher, Dr. Rukmini Banerji, recently wrote a blog post, When Schooling Doesn’t Mean Learning, that was published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The post talks about ASER (Annual Status of Education Report), a citizen-led assessment that measures children’s learning levels, and how the assessment has challenged the idea that being in school guarantees an education.