Education.org was established to advance the use of evidence synthesis in global education. We are on a ten-year journey to build an Education Knowledge Bridge, and a critical part of that Bridge is developing a portfolio of evidence syntheses that contributes to the knowledge base and directly support education leaders in their decision-making.
Our first evidence synthesis, acting as a prototype for our methodology and approach, was produced in 2022 on Accelerated Education Programmes (AEPs). AEPs are defined as flexible, age-appropriate programmes, run in an accelerated timeframe, which aim to provide access to education for disadvantaged, over-age, out-of-school children and youth. In the wake of COVID-19, we see an explosion of interest in AEPs. The equity concern is significant as marginalised children, who were already disadvantaged, were left even further behind. This initiative will build on efforts of many, notably the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), comprised of critical actors and hosted by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as chair.
Policy leaders are being pressured to navigate the process of creating better and stronger education policy guidelines, often without the necessary evidence, to make the best-informed decisions. Our High-Level Policy Guidance Document serves as a decision-making tool for policy leaders and their technical leadership teams.
Our Evidence Synthesis for Policy Leaders is a rapid, global synthesis of evidence and guidance across published and unpublished literature to support choices on AEPs across governments, civil society, multilaterals, donors and others. It amplifies and elevates what has been done and uncovers evidence that needs greater visibility.
Speed Schools pioneer accelerated learning at scale
A Second Chance at education after civil war and Ebola
Accelerated education in a conflict zone
‘Teaching the teachers’ with accelerated secondary education
Giving refugee children a chance at education