Our latest research and resources
5th Anniversary Report
Our 5th Anniversary Report 'Education for the Future" gives an overview of our work since 2016 and our ambitions for the next five years.
Student Perceptions of Education & Jobs Online
Our study with Quilt.Ai: 'What are students’ online perceptions and concerns on tertiary education and employment in sub-Saharan Africa?'
The study analysed 300,000+ Google searches and 2000 social media posts by students from Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana. It looks at discussion around post secondary education, scholarships, and job applications.
Mini Education Reports
Our Mini Education Reports focus on different themes:
Our series of interviews with female leaders in education for International Women’s Day 2021:
With the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Warwick Employment Group (WEG), we created the first academic jobs board in sub-Saharan Africa. The jobs site promotes opportunities between universities, colleges and other education institutions across the region, and helps job seekers find new opportunities in education.
Visit our jobs board to find job opportunities in education.
Impact of COVID-19 on Tertiary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa Report
Our Report on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Lessons for students, faculty and Vice Chancellors in sub-Saharan Africa.
African Scholarship Hub
Visit our hub to find university and college scholarship opportunities.
UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and Education
We studied over 350 of the top scholarship programmes around the world, for students from sub-Saharan Africa.
Our findings uncovered some of the biggest problems such as high student drop-out rates, high risks of fraud, limited support for students to find jobs after their scholarship, and limited access for students who need scholarships the most.
Our research is the official monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goal 4.b on scholarships, featured in UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, on Inclusion and Education.
A Guide for Increasing the Social Impact of Scholarshps
This framework and guide for scholarship funders and providers measures the impact of scholarships and promotes transparency.
We trialled this framework anonymously with 20 scholarship providers that showed good practice in scholarship programming. Now we have a set of recommendations for what must happen next.
We have further detail on this framework, and it can be tailored for specific programmes. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
African Education Research Database
It can be hard to find African research on education and even harder for African researchers to get their work published and to achieve awareness and influence. We want to change this.
With the REAL Centre at the University of Cambridge, we created an interactive database for Research on Education in sub-Saharan Africa by African scholars.
If you would like to suggest studies to include in the African Education Research Database please download the submission form below and return via email.
Mapping Education Research by Scholars based in sub-Saharan Africa
Insights from the African Education Research Database.
Demographics of African Faculty Study
There is a surge in students attending universities and colleges across sub-Saharan Africa.
This is due to population growth, economic development and increased participation rates in education. For universities and colleges to meet this demand, the supply of quality professors, tutors and academics is key.
Education sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) has been working alongside the Government of Ghana, the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and Ghana’s National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to pioneer a pilot study on this topic in Ghana.
This study was supported by funding from the Mastercard Foundation.
Our Impact Report 'Transforming Education Together' gives an overview of our work and impact so far.