About Us

Inclusion and equity in and through education is the cornerstone of a transformative education agenda… No education target should be considered met unless met by all.
— Education 2030 Incheon Declaration

The goal of the Education Equity Research Initiative is to advance the field of global education towards equity-oriented education policy and programming. It will do so by creating a vibrant network and strong coalition of organizations committed to developing and consolidating common metrics and a strong research evidence base on education equity. 

Leanne Gray/FHI 360, USAID Zambia SPLASH Project

Leanne Gray/FHI 360, USAID Zambia SPLASH Project

What We Do

  • Tackling known data gaps and under-researched equity issues (e.g. “invisible” populations) to build a strong knowledge and evidence base on the dimensions and magnitude of the challenge
  • Examining the effects of policy and program responses to identify and promote promising, equity-oriented pedagogical, resourcing and financing solutions
  • Shining a light on the connections between education inequality and fragility, and examining effective solutions related to learning and retention for these populations
  • Providing a vital learning forum, bringing together collective knowledge and expertise and connecting professionals at the intersection of research, policy and practice around a common goal and common framework.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is led by initiative sponsors FHI 360 and Save the Children and consists of representatives of partner organizations with the mandate of carrying forward the Equity Initiative.

Eric Eversmann, Co-Lead  , Save the Children

Eric Eversmann, Co-Lead, Save the Children

Carina Omoeva, Co-Lead  . FHI 360

Carina Omoeva, Co-Lead. FHI 360

Amy Jo Dowd  , Save the Children

Amy Jo Dowd, Save the Children

Stephen Luke,  FHI 360

Stephen Luke, FHI 360


Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is a group of seven high-level and strategically placed individuals who provide feedback on ongoing activities and ensure that the Equity Initiative is aware of and well-connected to other relevant global and regional activities. 

Kate Anderson  ,  Brookings  Center for Universal Education

Kate AndersonBrookings Center for Universal Education

Kolleen Bouchane  ,  Global Campaign for Education - U.S.

Kolleen BouchaneGlobal Campaign for Education - U.S.

Dana Burde  , New York University

Dana Burde, New York University

Michael Gibbons  , Wellspring Advisors

Michael Gibbons, Wellspring Advisors

John Gillies  , FHI 360

John Gillies, FHI 360

Jordan Naidoo,   UNESCO

Jordan Naidoo, UNESCO

Pauline Rose,  Cambridge University

Pauline Rose, Cambridge University


Member Organizations