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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Professor Pauline Rose is Professor of International Education and 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 and Senior Policy Analyst of the EFA Global Monitoring Report – during which time she led reports on youth, skills and work, on teaching and learning, on governance, on marginalization and on conflict – and 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.

Her contribution to large collaborative research programmes with teams in sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia, close work with international aid donors and non-governmental organisations and provision of evidence-based policy aimed at education for all has focussed on a positive impact to the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

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Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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