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We help transform education systems and institutions to improve individual, social, and economic outcomes.

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We serve a wide range of education clients spanning school systems, vocational, and university education. In the past five years alone, we have worked on more than 400 education projects in over 60 countries. Across all of our projects, we focus on helping clients deliver substantial and lasting improvements in student outcomes. At any time, we have over 70 consultants working on education projects around the world, many of whom have previously served as teachers, policy makers, institutional leaders, researchers, and education entrepreneurs.

Our work focuses on the most pressing issues facing educators today:

System performance transformation

We support clients on multi-year journeys to improve education system performance. Our teams rigorously diagnose current system performance and identify the highest-impact opportunities for change. We then support our clients in the design of improvement strategies that are appropriate to their system context, followed by the implementation of this strategy at scale and speed across the system. Throughout, we focus on building the capabilities of system and school leaders so they have the skills and support they need to deliver substantial and lasting improvements in student success.

Education for employment

We support education providers, employers, governments, and foundations to work together to address the growing challenge of youth readiness for the job market. Following a diagnostic of the root causes underlying the mismatch of skills versus employer needs, we work at a country or sector level to develop and implement strategies that span vocational, university, and work readiness programs.

Talent and performance management

We work with clients to devise and implement strategies to attract, develop, and retain skilled teachers, school leaders, and staff. We also help create system-wide support and accountability systems to align incentives, as well as develop tools for capturing and managing system performance data to yield better-informed decision-making.

Administration and operations

Drawing on both our public and private sector expertise, we help clients improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their central administrative offices and processes. We also design programs to streamline costs and operations so that resources can be best deployed to classrooms and invested in initiatives that most improve a system's performance.

Institutional improvement

We lead strategic planning efforts to launch, scale, or transform the performance of large educational institutions, such as universities or foundations. Our efforts span improving organization effectiveness, to developing new growth areas, to creating strategic partnerships and alliances.

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