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Better Education STatistics and global Action to improve learning (BESTA).

Last updated: 27/11/2022
IATI Identifier: GB-1-204695


To address the global learning crisis in education, this joint policy and research programme will: 1) Establish new global learning indicators, including a new education lead indicator, through support to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), the People's Action for Learning (PAL) network, and other partners working to improve learning and equity data across DFID's focus countries. 2) Improve analysis and use of data on learning and equity, through supporting four more annual Global Education Monitoring Reports. 3) Transform research methods through a partnership with the UK National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) 4) Support emerging global initiatives to tackle other priority barriers to learning


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Developing countries, unspecified
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Programme data last updated on 27/11/2022