Education.org enables stronger evidence-informed decision making and implementation by bridging the worlds of research, policy, and practice. We achieve impact through innovative thought leadership, purposeful matchmaking to bring the right content and people together, and by catalysing strategic partnerships.
Applying principles of design thinking, we seek end-user input from the beginning and throughout the process, and move beyond traditional academic literature to also bring into focus community experiences and unpublished research that offer actionable insights and solutions to policy and practice leaders.
The gap between what we know and what we do in education lies at the heart of a global learning crisis. It is not the lack of new research that is the greatest obstacle to progress, but the failure to use what we already know. Our work draws upon a critical comparison of the education and health sectors’ use of evidence for decision-making, building on interviews with leaders of education knowledge organisations. We identify what can be done to accelerate improvements in education by making more effective use of the evidence that should be driving education policy and practice.
The health sector's approach to evidence and the synthesis of evidence shows us how effective decision-making by policymakers and practitioners can be informed through its use of:
We’ve developed and tested a novel approach – our Evidence-based Education Pathway creates great value for leaders from existing, unused evidence.
Our prototypes have earned the validation of education decision-makers and media leaders worldwide.
Our independent, unbiased analysis has influenced policies in an estimated 90 countries and international organisations.
Based in Africa and Europe, our growing team has deep expertise in education policy, evidence synthesis, knowledge translation, and executive decision making.
We’ve achieved tangible results with our pioneer country partners and now plan to expand our work to many more countries.
Despite numerous support activities offered by other organisations, Education.org receives consistently positive feedback from leaders that our work distinctively meets a critical need.