Forming consensus about the nature of problems faced by education systems is relatively easy but agreeing solutions can seem like an impossible task.
In the rush to find a solution, policy reforms are not always well thought through or based on clear evidence and the analysis underpinning policies is often based on partial knowledge and intuition. Furthermore, policy implementers do not always welcome the reforms – viewing them as disruptive.
Clear and achievable policies
Our support to education reform aims to ensure that policies are clearly defined, based on sound analysis and most importantly, achievable. The process must be properly planned, benefits widely and clearly communicated and a sound means of assessing both progress towards reform and the effects the changes are having.
In an advisory capacity we know that our power to determine how policy reform is introduced and managed is limited, but by establishing mutual trust with policymakers, we can help them avoid pitfalls and guide reforms towards successful outcomes.