Date: 27 Jul 2021
Event Type: Webinar
27 July 2021, 11am BST
With finite resources in education, ministers and policymakers are rightly preoccupied with efficiency and value for money, as outlined in the Kenyatta Declaration on Domestic Financing, to maximise educational return on investment.
There is an emerging research base (e.g. ‘smart buys’) to support ministerial decision making however evidence-informed planning for equitable outcomes depends on more than this. Processes and systems are key, with consideration not just of the synthesis of good quality research-based evidence, but also: system-level infrastructure for gathering and analysing disaggregated data; alignment of global insights with local, contextual evidence; mediation of research-based insights for frontline staff and; spaces where professionals at all levels can engage and reflect on practice.
In this 90-minute on-line seminar we will bring together ministers and experts to consider how to use evidence to drive efficiency and equity, bringing the evidence to life through a focus on context and learning. The discussion will be underpinned by evidence including examples such as the Education Data Hub in Sierra Leone, interventions supporting girls’ education with the UK’s FCDO, the Building Learning Foundations programme in Rwanda, and our own research on best use of evidence.
Confirmed panellists include:
- Wendy Morton MP, UK FCDO (keynote speech)
- Tony McAleavy, Education Director, Education Development Trust
- Alice Wekesa, Senior Consultant Gender and Inclusion, British Council
- E Dr Ing Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Education, Ethiopia
- Dr Brajesh Panth,Chief of Education Sector Group, Asian Development Bank