On Thursday 23 January 2014, UKCDS hosted an 'Education Systems Town Hall' which saw five leading research funders unpack their strategies for education research in international development. Senior representatives from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), World Bank, USAID and UNICEF outlined their priorities in education research for international development, and took questions.
The meeting seeked to:
Videos of each presentation, including the Q&A session, and each presentation's powerpoint slide pack can be found in the resource below.
Following the event, Stefan Dercon, DFID's Chief Economist, wrote a blog post in which he sums up his perspective on the future of education research: Sunny skies ahead for education research.
One of the event's live stream viewers, Nisma Elias from Research for Development, also wrote a blogreview of the event: An "Educational" Town Hall meeting.
The event's narrative was also described on twitter and can be found on the event's coverage page, along with all these other resources.
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