We launched the RLO in Education Systems research programme in 2014. This commissioned world-class and cutting-edge social science research that addresses key questions on learning outcomes within education systems in developing countries.
With a budget of £20 million, RLO is part of a broader strategic partnership between the UK’s FCDO and ESRC.
The programme aims to build on the evidence on critical policy areas which currently constrain education systems in developing countries.
To do this, the programme has funded a portfolio of research to increase understanding of how complex relationships between elements of the education system, the context in which they are embedded, and the dynamics operating within that system, impact on efforts to raise learning outcomes for all.
The three research funding opportunities funded through RLO focus on effective teaching, challenging contexts and accountability respectively.