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Tim Morris Award

Education Development Trust's Tim Morris Award offers £2,000 financial support to a PhD or MPhil student in the field of education or international development to support field research in a developing country.  

Interesting cities

Interesting cities: five approaches to urban school reform

Our latest report is a pioneering comparison of the approaches used to improve school standards in five diverse cities around the world: London, New York, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Ho Chi Minh City.  

The quantitative impact of armed conflict on education in Pakistan: counting the human and financial costs

Commissioned by PEIC, this research sheds fresh light on the numbers of children affected by conflict and estimates the impact of conflict and insecurity on education in terms of direct and indirect costs.  

Employer engagement in education

Employer engagement in education

This important report was undertaken for CfBT (now Education Development Trust) by the Education and Employers Taskforce. It reviews existing and new evidence about how employer engagement can improve on the learning and progression of young people.  

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

Impact evaluation of private sector participation in education

The paper gives a high level overview of how impact evaluation can be used in the particular context of government funded privately-provided schools. It also illustrates how more generally impact evaluation can support evidence-based policy-making.  

The teacher salary system in Afghanistan

This case study, which was undertaken as a desk-based rapid review of recent publicly available English-language literature (academic and grey), provides an overview of the teacher remuneration system in Afghanistan, with particular attention paid ...  

Building effective teacher salary systems in fragile and conflict-affected states

Building effective teacher salary systems in fragile and conflict affected states

This report argues that policy makers need to have a dual focus - not only on increasing national and international resources for teacher salaries, but also on supporting teacher salary systems and the individual parts within them to ensure that ...  

Action research in Abu Dhabi III

Action Research Abu Dhabi

This is the third edition of Action Research in Abu Dhabi.  

Lessons from abroad

Lessons from abroad: international review of primary languages

This report offers a comparative perspective on the debate on language learning in schools within England, examining the research evidence and showing how other countries are tackling the typical issues and challenges.  

Education in fragile situations

Education in fragile situations: a review of political economy and conflict analysis literature and tools

This literature review outlines key developments, methodological tools and analytical frameworks in governance, political economy and conflict analysis, particularly in relation to the education sector in fragile situations.