Improving Accountability for Better Learning Outcomes in Ghana: Evidence-informed Approaches to Education Policy and Practice
(Note: the summit will be held during one of the two weeks in the range specified on this page)
Co-Hosted with the Ministry of Education, Ghana
Accountability at every level of the education system
Improving learning outcomes is a key policy priority in Ghana. To ensure that well-intentioned policy goals translate into improved learning outcomes, decision-makers are eager to: (1) evaluate the success of education programs through rigorous research; and (2) build sector-wide frameworks of accountability through improved monitoring and feedback mechanisms. Both forms of evidence are necessary for a strong education system.
The Ghana Education Evidence Summit will bring together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to: a) share rigorous evidence about improving accountability and learning outcomes in education, in Ghana and internationally; b) identify ways in which evidence from evaluations can be used for better decision-making; and c) share monitoring and evaluation tools that can inform a framework of accountability for Ghana’s education sector.
Call for Papers
The Ministry of Education is therefore calling for proposals for presentations on research relating to the aforementioned topics. Authors of accepted proposals may be invited to present their work at the Ghana Education Evidence Summit. Submission of papers is due on 28 February 2018.
All academics, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for presentations. A Censor Panel of three to five members from MoE/GES, academia, and IPA will convene to review submissions. This panel will select high-quality studies and evidence for dissemination during the summit. This summit is focused on education at every level, from pre-primary to tertiary. Submissions should be at the level of basic education (including early childhood education), secondary education, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and higher/tertiary education. All authors will be notified about the results of this screening process by 17 April 2018.