External Reports

External Reports consist of research reports (both quantitative and qualitative) in the areas of education and development published by national and international organizations.

The Investment Case for Education and Equity, 2015

UNICEF Education Section2015

Education is a right and a crucial opportunity. It holds the key to a better life for a billion children and adolescents worldwide: a life with less poverty, better health and an increased ability to take their future into their own hands. Education, particularly girlsメ education, is also one of the most powerful tools for creating economic growth, decreasing the likelihood of conflict, increasing resilience and impacting future generations with wide-reaching economic and social benefits

The State of Social Safety Nets, 2015

World Bank2015

The need for social safety nets is a critical concern for governments across the globe and for the billions of men, women, and children striving to improve their livelihoods. As interest in and the use of social safety nets keep growing, countries struggle to make social safety net interventions more effective and to integrate them better in their overall social protection and labour systems

An Annual Measure of the State of Global Food Security (Global Food Security Index 2015)

The Economist Intelligence Unit and DuPont2015

The Global Food Security Index 2015: An annual measure of the state of global food security is the fourth edition of an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study, commissioned by DuPont. This report discusses the key findings from the research and the benchmarking index.

The State of Food and Agriculture (Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle Of Rural Poverty 2015)


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger.

Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water ヨ 2015: Update and MDG Assessment


Looking back on 25 years of water, sanitation and hygiene monitoring, this report provides a comprehensive assessment of progress since 1990.

Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges (EFA Global Monitoring Report)


This Report is an independent publication commissioned by UNESCO on behalf of the international community. It is the product of a collaborative effort involving members of the Report Team and many other people, agencies, institutions and governments. The 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report provides a complete assessment of progress towards the Education for All goals established in 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal.

Social Progress Index 2015

Social Progress Imperative2015

Economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and improved the lives of many more over the last half century. Yet it is increasingly evident that a model of development based on economic progress alone is incomplete. Economic growth alone is not enough.

Achieving Transparency in Pro-poor Education Incentives

International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)2014

Corruption increases transaction costs, reduces the effi ciency of public services, distorts the decision-making process, and undermines social values.

Toward Universal Learning: Implementing Assessment to Improve Learning (Report No. 3 of 3, Learning Metrics Task Force)

UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution2014

Toward Universal Learning: A Global Framework for Measuring Learning is the third in a series of three reports from the Learning Metrics Task Force. This report represents the collaborative work of the Learning Metrics Task Forceメs members and their respective organizations. This is a joint publication of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution.

National Read India Report, 2013-14

ASER Centre and Pratham2014

Through the Read India intervention in 2013-14 Pratham reached over 11,000 villages, and worked with almost 400,000 children across 15 states in India. More than 20,000 camps were held and approximately19,000 volunteers were mobilized from these villages/communities. The program comprised of: 1.Direct Instruction Model (Learning camps & Learning Camps Special Projects- Uttar Pradesh Learning camps in Grades 3-5 and Maharashtra Learning Camps in Grades 3-7), 2.Volunteer led Instruction Model, 3.Government Partnerships ヨ State and District level