Global Education ‘Smart Buys’:  Debating the Evidence

Date: 21 Jun 2021
Time: 2:30pm - 4:15pm

Event Type: Webinar


Date: 21st June 2021 

Time: 2.30pm to 4.15pm UK 

Event type: Webinar 

Effective uptake of the growing body of evidence on education in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is essential for the design and implementation of policies to address the ‘learning crisis’.  In recent years, efforts to synthesise the evidence in education have gathered pace, including through ambitious systematic reviews and recently through the work of the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) hosted by the UK FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) and World Bank.  The Panel released its first recommendations on ‘Smart Buys’ in education for low- and middle-income countries in October 2020 and is working with policymakers in LMICs to support the use of global evidence in decision-making.   

In this webinar, we will hear perspectives from GEEAP members and academics and practitioners in the UKFIET and wider education-evidence constituencies on the generation and use of evidence-based recommendations for addressing real-world educational challenges at scale. 




Ben Piper Research Triangle International (RTI) and GEEAP member

Noam Angrist World Bank/Blavatnik School of Government

Rachel Hinton Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK (FCDO)

Caine Rolleston University College London (UCL) and UKFIET Executive Chair

Susy Ndaruhutse UKFIET Trustees Chair

Keith Lewin University of Sussex (Emeritus)

Angela Little University College London (Emerita)

Birte Snilstveit International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Will Riddlehoover International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)