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Building Evidence in Education

Building Evidence in Education (BE2) is a working group of over 40 bilateral education donors, multilateral education agencies and foundations active in education research. It is led by a Steering Committee that is composed of the UK government Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank and a United Nations (UN) representative agency (currently, UNESCO).

The objectives of BE2 are to:

  • Strengthen donor research collaboration and coordination,
  • Advance the quality and relevance of evidence in education, and
  • Promote the availability and use of research that supports decision-making to improve education outcomes.

BE2 achieves its objectives by:

BE2’s role as part of the What Works Hub for Global Education

The What Works Hub for Global Education leverages tools and resources that have been developed by BE2, for example on implementation research, cost measurement, or systems diagnostic tools. BE2 will work with the What Works Hub for Global Education to enhance standards of research in the sector with new tools in relevant countries. The Hub can also leverage BE2 special interest groups for input and guidance.

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Our work will directly affect up to 3 million children, and reach up to 17 million more through its influence.

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A group of strategic partners, consortium partners, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and professionals working together.

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