EDC and Partners in Pakistan Examine Use of Education Research

As part of the Teacher Education Project in Pakistan—a five-year, $75 million program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—Julie Kochanek, Julie Riordan, Rebby Carey, and Karen Shakman are working with colleagues in Pakistan to create a snapshot of attitudes toward and use of research by policymakers and researchers in Pakistan. Riordan and Kochanek are traveling to Pakistan to conduct interviews with policymakers in four provinces to develop case studies of education policy. They will also work with researchers to develop a plan for analysis. Riordan says, “We are excited to meet our Pakistan colleagues in person after months of working together virtually, as well as conducting a study that will not only be relevant to policymakers in Pakistan but also to us in the United States and elsewhere.”  

In another phase of the study, a subcontractor based in Pakistan is conducting a survey that will enable the team to develop a general landscape of how policymakers, donors, and researchers view, access and use, or produce education research. The EDC and Pakistan-based teams will collaborate to write reports and present findings.

Last Updated: August 2012