Today, the 24th of January, the world celebrates the International Day of Education to recognize the role education plays in fostering peace and development. This year’s theme is “to invest in people, prioritize education”.
Education remains a veritable tool for eradicating poverty globally and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without inclusive and equitable quality education, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.
Over the years, CSEA has taken the lead in conducting large-scale evidence-based research on Education. One of our most recent engagements is the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Nigeria project, commissioned by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which aims to understand how school systems in developing countries can overcome the learning crisis and achieve quality education.
The Centre is also part of the research organisations participating in the second edition of the Southern Voice “State of the SDGs” research which seeks to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted education inequalities and learning trajectories. The first edition investigated three crucial questions: Exclusion in Education; Understanding synergies and trade-offs in meeting SDG4 in Nigeria and Global Systemic Issues.
CSEA is also conducting a comparative study of Accelerated Education programs and Girls Focused Education Models in Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, commissioned by the Associate for Change.
To learn more about the outcomes of our research and policy recommendations, check out of some of our research on the education sector.
Increasing Access To Quality Education For Rural And Marginalised Children In West Africa — A Comparative Study Of Accelerated Education and Girls Focused Programmes in Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone