Data and Research in Education (DARE) programme 

A programme to help to improve Pakistan's education system so that all children, especially girls and those from marginalized groups, can rec​eive a quality education.

​Duration: August 2023-December 2025 
Target area: All provinces/regions of Pakistan 
Funding organisation: Oxford Policy Management Pakistan with funding from UK - Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office
Consortium Partners: Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, Sightsavers  ​ and Oxford University Department of Education's Centre for Educational Assessment

Through the project, consortium partners will work with:

  • Government representatives to strengthen the education data system, which will help to identify needs, allocate resources, and measure progress, especially for girls
  • Civil society organizations to develop and test innovative solutions to the challenges identified through the data

Expected Outcomes​

  • ​Development of a rigorous body of timely and accessible evidence on the key issues within the education service delivery in Pakistan – such as getting more girls into school, studying for longer and learning better, improving teaching quality, increasing accountability, reaching out to marginalised girls and boys such as those with disabilities and from minorities and the use of technology in education  

  • Promoting the use of this accessible research by policymakers and the government 

  • Building the research capacities of local academic institutions and think-tanks​​