RISE: Research on Improving Systems of Education programme

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The Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme was a multi-country research endeavour that sought to answer the question: 'What works to improve education systems to deliver better learning for all at scale in developing countries?'

This programme looked to understand how education systems in developing countries can overcome the learning crisis and produce new, rigorous scholarship that bridges research and policy and catalyses education reform to improve learning outcomes for all. The RISE programme aimed to spur a paradigm shift in the way the world thinks about how to overcome the learning crisis by demonstrating the importance of education systems coherence and alignment to learning and provide local, national and global actors with an analytical framework that will enable them to understand education systems; identify incoherences; undertake systemic, prioritised reform; and deliver learning for all.

With the RISE Programme being a multi-country collaborative research project, there was a desire to be able to collate data and other research outputs from the different global teams, and the SDS team utilised 'Group Project' containers on the SDS Platform to organise the data, which can be viewed here.

"As we approached the final year of our eight-year research programme, we were looking for a way to ensure that the research and associated outputs (including datasets), would be publicly available well after the programme closed. We approached the team at Sustainable Digital Scholarship for advice and recommendations. We couldn't be happier with the service that they have provided to our team, which included taking the time and effort to hold information sessions with our individual research teams. The platform has proven to be an extremely useful tool in the dissemination of our research and has ensured we've met our funder's open access requirements. More importantly, it's reassuring to know that once our programme website has been archived, our research will continue to be accessible and used for years to come."

Dr Julius Atuhurra

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Research Fellow