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Fixing donuts: Addressing the learning crisis from the inside

30 November 2021, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Children in class sitting on the floor. Photo by Husniati Salma on Unsplash

In this webinar, Professor Lant Pritchett will talk about the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) programme - a global research endeavour that seeks to understand how education systems in developing countries can overcome the learning crisis.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Caine Rolleston

To join the event, please contact the organiser - except CEID staff and students who will receive the Zoom link via Moodle or email.

Professor Pritchett will explain how RISE is producing new, rigorous scholarship that bridges research and policy and catalyses education reform to improve learning outcomes for all.

The programme aims to spur a paradigm shift in the way the world thinks about how to overcome the learning crisis by demonstrating the importance of education systems coherence and alignment to learning. It aims to provide local, national and global actors with an analytical framework that will enable them to understand education systems, identify incoherences, undertake systemic prioritised reforma and deliver learning for all.

Although this event is free and open to everyone, it will be particularly useful for academics and students interested in education systems.

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About the Speaker

Professor Lant Pritchett

Research Director of RISE (Research on Improving Systems of Education) at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Professor Pritchett is a development economist from Idaho. He graduated from MIT with a PhD in Economics in 1988. He worked with the World Bank from 1988 to 2007, living in Indonesia 1998-2000 and India 2004-2007. He taught at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2000 to 2018. Lant has published over a hundred books, journal articles, working papers with over fifty different co-authors and has over 38,000 citations on development topics from education to economic growth to state capability to labour mobility (and more).