ACER’s global education and development research program focuses on conducting and supporting research to improve student learning in the development context. The program contributes to the global pool of knowledge through research on school readiness, early literacy, teacher development, curriculum reform and school improvement. The education and development research program supports research initiatives with a broad range of development partners including UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Bank, Australian Aid Program, the UK Department for International Development plus research institutes, universities and NGOs.

For a list of our articles and reports by year, see International research

Our projects span locations including Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Central and Southern Asia, and Southern and Eastern Africa.



Latin America


See also the publication: International Developments for further stories of ACER's international development work.


Browse the International Collections:

Education Analytics Service

Global education monitoring

International Developments

International Education Research

International Update archive (2010-2012)