This is a deeply concerning and uncertain time. The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the education of the vast majority of the world’s population, especially those who were already most vulnerable. We are working with our partners in low and middle income countries to minimise risks to them, students, teachers and our teams in carrying out our work. Going forward, we will utilise our research, evaluation and assessment expertise to assist teachers and school leaders to fully understand the impacts of the pandemic and to inform policies and practices which will address them.

The lives of children and young people worldwide are inextricably linked to the amount and quality of education they receive. At NFER, our mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems.

NFER has a growing portfolio of research, evaluation and assessment projects delivered in collaboration with international development partners. You can find out more on these pages. If you want information on our work in the UK and overseas outside of the international development sector, please visit

International Development