Back to the Future: The Evolution of DFID’s education programme – What have we learnt and where are we going? A Round Table at the 2013 UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development

DFID is putting much more emphasis on the development and use of evidence to underpin education policies and programmes. Examples include the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s report on education in East Africa, DFID India’s review of ten years of support to India’s mass elementary education programme, and the strengthened focus on research and evaluation throughout DFID’s education work.

UKFIET Conference Preview

This is part of a series of previews introducing Symposia, Round Tables and Sub-Themes from the 12th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development to be held 10-12 September in Oxford, UK.  Please leave your comments and questions about the Round Table below.

The theme of this year’s Oxford Education Conference is highly relevant to UK’s Department for International Development. The approach of 2015, increasing scrutiny through independent evaluation, and the focus on results has meant that education policy and programmes have been evolving rapidly.


Round Table participant, Sir Ian Diamond

This round table is an opportunity to hear from four DFID country offices (India, Pakistan, Tanzania and Rwanda) and from the UK-based DFID Research and Evidence Division about the nature and scope of some of these changes and what thy might mean for the post 2015 agenda. Sir Ian Diamond will also join the roundtable to provide an external perspective on DFID’s support to education research.  DFID is keen to get inputs and views from a range of participants about its future direction and there will be lots of opportunities for questions and discussion.