Commentary Our response to the Syrian crisis Our work in response to the Syrian refugee crisis has three core elements: we upskill teachers of refugees on the ground in Lebanon and Jordan; we advise and support governments and agencies on policy; and we contribute to the much-needed evidence base through our research. Commentary Our outstanding people are our biggest asset Our work delivering the National Careers Service was judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2017. As a learning organisation, we commissioned our own review into what we do well and why our approach is effective and our report, Putting people first, shares our findings. Laura Bell is Director of Careers at Education Development Trust and was instrumental in commissioning the report. Commentary Improving careers provision in education As part of the annual National Careers Week, Laura Bell, Director of Careers at Education Development Trust, looks at what the government's Careers Strategy looks like on the ground. Laura is also President of the Careers Development Institute, the membership organisation for career professionals in the UK. Commentary Is access a bigger problem than learning? On 3 February, Susy Ndaruhutse, Head of International Development and Education, was part of an education panel at the Oxford Forum for International Development (Oxfid), the largest student-led development conference in Europe. Commentary The importance of an evidence-informed global dialogue We brought together education ministers and policymakers from around the world for our Global Dialogue event in October 2018. Tony McAleavy, Director of Research and Consultancy at Education Development Trust, reflects on the importance of evidence-informed reform on an international scale. Commentary Policy transfer: huge potential but proceed with caution Matt Davis, UK Director, considers the importance of a global dialogue when it comes to learning from education policy around the world.