What matters to us

Who we work with

As well as helping governments and local authorities to ensure that their education services are the best they can be, we also offer specialist educational consultancy and work directly with schools. We collaborate with like-minded organisations to help transform even more lives around the world.


Working with governments

Many of our clients are governments – national or local – and we bring almost 50 years of  expertise in education systems to provide practical and sustainable solutions. Education has the power to transform lives – and we want everybody to have access to high quality education. By working with governments, we can play our part in making this a reality. Our comprehensive understanding of different educational contexts combined with our continuous investment in research combines with our proven expert methodology to set us apart.

Working directly with schools

Our work, often in dramatically different educational environments around the world, provides us with the experience, the knowledge and the opportunity to develop products and services which meet particular needs. These include our Schools Partnership Programme – driving improvement through a framework of collaboration and peer review; our direct-to-schools careers advisory services and, for inspections and evaluation, our own-brand international school evaluation, International Schools Quality Mark.

Education consultancy

The work of our specialist education consultants is as diverse as the global geographic, economic and social environments to which they are called. Their work can include rapid response technical assistance helping to make sure that education is on the political agenda following natural or civil disaster; or it might be strategic consultancy  at ministerial level to raise standards in a particular area. Our consultants could be overseeing curriculum design or drawing up a financial framework for public secondary education; whatever our role, we advise and support our clients to make sure our solution can grow and prosper long after we have gone.

Who chooses Education Development Trust?

By working with, among others, the UK’s Department for International Development, the European Union (EU), the World Bank, UNICEF and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), we are able to bring our years of dedicated education knowledge and expertise to complex global problems. We join forces with other organisations to effect change on an even wider scale, always bringing with us our own unique mix of specialist education expertise and project management experience.

When Nimco Ali Mohammed became an orphan seven years ago, she thought her education had come to an end. However, a new scholarship scheme has given the 17 year old hope that one day she can fulfil her dream of becoming a doctor. Thousands of vulnerable girls from impoverished backgrounds across Somalia that want to go to school but whose families cannot afford the fees for their education now have the opportunity to attend thanks to the Accelerated Female Participation in Education (AFPE) Programme. The scholarships have been awarded to over 450 vulnerable girls since 2011.

Education Development Trust has worked with UNICEF to deliver the Integrated Capacity Development for Somali Education Administrations Programme.