African Education Research Database

The online African Education Research Database (AERD) has been developed by the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, in partnership with ESSA. The database aims to raise the visibility of African research, consolidate the evidence base for policy and practice, and inform future research priorities and partnerships.

The AERD is a curated collection of research undertaken in the past decade by scholars based in sub-Saharan Africa. The database includes social science research with implications for educational policy and practice, understood in the context of the global priorities and targets expressed in Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘ensuring inclusive and quality education for all’, and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa.

Resource Info

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University of Cambridge
Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA)


Global Agendas - SDG, Education 2030, etc.
Research and Evidence

Geographic Focus

Region: Central Africa
Region: East Africa
Region: North Africa
Region: Southern Africa
Region: West Africa