Education is the single most important determinant of our economic, social and cultural prosperity. With this in mind, countries worldwide treat education as a major priority for reform and investment. But experience shows that delivering outstanding results from the existing system is far from easy, and is even tougher when resources are as tight as they are now.
Our expert teams work with central government, universities, colleges, schools, private sector providers, government agencies, regulators and local authorities to challenge the existing approach and improve education outcomes, with a growing focus on using technology to integrate and support learning.
Attempts to improve education in many low and middle income countries have until recently focused on state-provided primary to tertiary education, but interventions in early life, particularly the first 1,000 days of life, are likely to have larger impacts.
dkompany helps governments and their partners understand the both vital importance and the challenges of providing support to early childhood development (ECD) as a foundation for lifelong capability.
Globally there is a huge financing gap to be closed if education systems are to deliver high quality learning opportunities for all children and youth, particularly those at greatest risk of exclusion. Gaps are particularly large for some of the poorest, most fragile and conflict-affected countries, and regions within countries.
dkompany helps governments and their development partners to develop new financing partnerships, design effective aid-modalities and other financing mechanisms, strengthen public financial management systems, and ensure that resources are spent effectively and equitably to meet education sector goals.
Despite the impressive progress around the education for all Millennium Development Goals, many millions remain out of school, and in school, many social inequalities are reproduced. Educational inequality takes different forms in different places and can limit opportunities for girls, children from poorer families, children with disabilities, and marginalised ethnic and language groups.
dkompany seeks to improve the access of marginalised children to school, the inclusiveness of education in school, and the participation of marginalised people in education policy and processes.
As we move towards a new generation of education goals, much remains to be discovered about how to measure learning and teaching in low and middle income countries.
dkompany develops new tools and analysis in education metrics to support policymakers to improve their programming rapidly, sustainably, and at scale. This helps both to understand what works to improve learning outcomes through rigorous evaluations and research, and to improve government performance management and monitoring systems to give policymakers access to reliable information when they need it.
To raise learning levels and prepare students for today’s fast-changing world, most countries need radical and rapid transformation of their education systems.
dkompany help governments and their partners navigate these transformations by thinking through educational priorities, identifying options for reform, and leading world class research.
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