Ghana Education Evidence Summit

Organised by IPA, Ministry of Education of the Republic of Ghana
Event type External Event
Location Accra Ghana
Start date 28 September 2016
End date 29 September 2016

Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can improve learning outcomes.

A number of important lessons have been learned in the last decade in Ghana through rigorous field research work. However, this existing evidence and its implications on policy decisions are not always readily known among policymakers and practitioners. There is a visible gap between researchers and policy makers and meaningful engagement between and among these groups remains limited.

As Ghana strives to improve efficiency and enhance quality education delivery, fostering that dialogue is critical. Ghana Education Evidence Summit seeks to bring together policymakers, researchers and practitioners to a) identify what rigorous evidence have been collected in the education landscape in Ghana, b) identify ways in which it can be used for better decision making, and c) develop a research agenda to fill the gaps in the existing evidence.

Summit Themes

This summit will include sessions organized by theme wherein researchers can present their work to an audience of over 100 decision makers in Ghana’s education sector.

The summit will be based on the following cross-cutting themes:

  • Targeting – Scholarships, District Grants, School Feeding
  • Efficiency – how to make gains with minimum resources
  • Performance: Improving educational outcomes with limited resources
  • Skills Development
  • Private Sector Provision in Basic Education