Professor, International Education
Director, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre
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- PhD Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex)
- MSc Development Economics (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations
- Senior Research Fellow, Department for International Development
- Member, Steering Committee for DFID’s Girls’ Education Challenge Fund
- Member, Executive Committee, UKFIET Education and Development Forum
- 2017 President of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE)
Pauline Rose joined Cambridge University in February 2014 as Professor of International Education, where she is Director of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the UK Department for International Development. Prior to joining Cambridge, Pauline was Director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report (from August 2011) during which time she directed two reports on youth, skills and work, and on teaching and learning. Before becoming Director, she worked as Senior Policy Analyst with the team for three years, leading the research for three reports on the themes of governance, marginalization and conflict. Before joining the EFA Global Monitoring Report, Pauline was Reader in international education and development at the University of Sussex.
Pauline is author of numerous publications on issues that examine educational policy and practice, including in relation to inequality, financing and governance, democratization, and the role of international aid. She has worked on large collaborative research programmes with teams in sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia examining these issues. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with international aid donors and non-governmental organisations, providing evidence-based policy advice on a wide range of issues aimed at fulfilling commitments to education for all. She is also experienced in communicating research to broadcast and print media.
- Educational inequality: gender and poverty
- Financing and governance of education
- Role of the state and non-state providers in education
- International and national policies and practices for reaching the marginalised
- Country experience - sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda; South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan.
Current Funded Research Projects
- Secondary education in Africa today. Principal Investigator (funded by Mastercard Foundation)
- Country-level theories of change: from Citizen-led Assessment to Action. Principal Investigator (funded by Hewlett Foundation)
- What works to promote girls' secondary schooling: Cost-effectiveness and sustainability of Camfed's programme in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Principal Investigator (funded by Echnida Giving)
- Teaching Effectively All Children (TEACh): India and Pakistan. Principal Investigator (ESRC-DFID funded)
- Impact Initiative. Lead for education (led by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. ESRC-DFID funded)
MPhil in Education, Globalisation and International Development
Principal and Recent Publications
Alcott, B. and Rose, P. (2016) 'Does private schooling narrow wealth inequalities in learning outcomes? Evidence from East Africa.' Oxford Review of Education. Volume 42 Issue 5: 495-510
Ilie, S. and Rose, P. (2016) 'Is equal access to higher education in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa achievable by 2030?' Higher Education. 72: 435. doi:10.1007/s10734-016-0039-3
Alcott, B., & Rose, P. (2015). Schools and learning in rural India and Pakistan: Who goes where, and how much are they learning? Prospects. DOI 10.1007/s11125-015-9350-5.
Rose, P. (2015) 'Is a global system of international large-scale assessments necessary for tracking progress of a post-2015 learning target?' Compare Vol 45 Issue 3: 486-490
Rose, P. (2015) ‘Three lessons for educational quality in post-2015 goals: Clarity, measurability and equity’ International Journal of Educational Development. Vol 40 (January): 289-246
UNESCO (2014) Education for All Global Monitoring Report: Teaching and Learning: Quality for All. Paris: UNESCO [Report director]
UNESCO (2012) Education for All Global Monitoring Report: Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work Paris: UNESCO [Report director]
Evans, G. and Rose, P. (2011) ‘Education and support for democracy in Africa: Testing mechanisms of influence’, Journal of Development Studies. Vol 48 No 4: 498-515
Rose, P. (2011) ‘Strategies for engagement: Government and non-government education providers in South Asia’ Public Administration and Development Vol 31, No 4: 294–305
Rose, P. (2009) ‘Scaling up aid to education. Is absorptive capacity a constraint?’ Prospects Vol 39 No 2: 109-122
Rose, P. (2009) ‘NGO provision of basic education: alternative or complementary service delivery to support access to the excluded?’ Compare Vol 39 No 2: 219-233
Rose, P. (2005) ‘Decentralisation and privatisation in Malawi – Default or design?’ Compare Vol 35 No 2: 153-165
Rose, P. (2005) ‘Is there a fast track to achieving the Millennium Development Goal in education?’ International Journal of Educational Development Vol 25 No 4: 381-394.
Kadzamira, E. and Rose, P. (2003) ‘Can free primary education meet the needs of the poor? Evidence from Malawi’ International Journal of Educational Development Vol 23: 501-516
Colclough, C., Al-Samarrai, S, Rose, P. and Tembon, M. (2003) Achieving Schooling for All in Africa: Costs, Commitment and Gender. Ashbourne: Ashgate Press
For other publications see google scholar profile .
Bringing the data revolution to education, and education to the data revolution Post2015.org, 2 December 2015
Achieving equitable quality education post-2015: Indicators to measure progress towards learning and equity Education and Development Forum (UKFIET), 27 November 2014
Achieving universal lower secondary education by 2030 – tracking progress of the marginalised Overseas Development Institute blog, 3 July 2014
What the Annual Status of Education Report tells us about learning inequalities in Pakistan Right to Education Pakistan blog, 12 June 2014
New Proposals on Post-2015 Education Goals: How Do They Compare? Global Partnership for Education blog, 10 June 2014
Why we need post-2015 financing targets for education Global Partnership for Education blog, 21 May 2014
Post-Muscat: On track for equity, finance and measurability in the post-2015 education goals? World Education Blog, 16 May 2014