Evidence - based policy solutions built
on shared vision and robust analysis.

Education

Education is a key driver for both social and economic development. Over the past decades governments have engaged in extensive reforms with the view to further strengthen effectiveness, quality, accessibility and utility of education. Successful design and implementation of reforms crucially depends on systemic knowledge of what works, why and under what conditions.

 

Education policy is key area of our services. We focus on impact assessment, evaluation, applied research and foresight services in the following thematic areas:

 

  • Primary and general education
  • Vocational education and training
  • Higher education
  • Adult learning

 

Our expertise covers the following issues:

 

     Funding of education:

  • Political economy of funding of education
  • EU wide analysis and assessment of different cost-sharing instruments including grants, loans, training funds, tax incentives, vouchers/ individual learning accounts, saving schemes, training leave and payback clauses
  • Evaluation of the EU education and training programmes
  • Evaluation of the interventions funded by the EU Structural funds at the national levels

 

     Education governance and reforms:

  • Support in developing regulatory framework and evaluation of steering mechanisms
  • Design and assessment of institutional and funding reforms
  • Assessments of the policy mix
  • Comparative studies on effectiveness of reforms, innovations, trends and developments in education and training
  • Technical assistance in the development and set-up of monitoring and analysis systems

 

     Education insights:

  • Anticipating skills needs
  • Green skills development
  • Education innovations
  • Social innovations
  • Transferability of skills across economic sectors
  • School to work transitions

 

If you are interested in finding out more about our work, please check our reports or contact us.