Is there a magic bullet for achieving quality education for all? A systematic review of the evidence

Launch of the policymaker-friendly summary report of 3ie’s comprehensive systematic review on education effectiveness at the What Works Global Summit 2016

Venue: Main Hall, Woburn house, WC1H 9HQ, London
Time: 5pm to 7pm, 27 September 2016
This is a free evening public lecture. All are welcome.


Birte Snilstveit, senior evaluation specialist and
Emmanuel Jimenez, executive director, 3iePanellists:
Sally Gear, head of profession, education, DFID
David Evans, senior economist, World Bank
Elizabeth King, member, 3ie board of commissioners
Caine Rollerston, Institute of Education, University College London, UK

September 2016

High tea will be served from 5pm onwards.

Please be seated by 5:30 pm


About 3ie’s systematic review on education effectiveness

Improved access to education has failed to translate into learning in many countries. Around 250 million children in low-and middle-income countries cannot read, write or do basic maths. A range of different education interventions have been implemented to resolve what is being seen as a learning crisis. Do these interventions work?

To examine this important policy question, 3ie carried out a systematic review that synthesised evidence from 238 impact evaluations of 216 education programmes in 52 countries. It is one of the most ambitious systematic reviews conducted to date as it assesses the impact of a range of interventions on a host of outcomes including children’s school participation, learning and teacher performance. For this review, the authors synthesised the quantitative evidence on effects. They also reviewed the research on process and implementation to explain the findings and distill key lessons for policy and practice.

A presentation on the main findings of the systematic review will be followed by an interactive panel discussion.

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