Professor, International Education
Director, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre
Senior Research Fellow, Department for International Development
Pauline Rose joined Cambridge University in February 2014 as Professor of International Education. Prior to this position, she was Director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report (from August 2011) during which time she directed two reports on youth, skills and work, and on teaching and learning. Before becoming Director, she worked as Senior Policy Analyst with the team for three years, leading the research for three reports on the themes of governance, marginalization and conflict. Before joining the EFA Global Monitoring Report, Pauline was 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. She has worked on large collaborative research programmes with teams in sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia examining these issues. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with international aid donors and non-governmental organisations, providing evidence-based policy advice on a wide range of issues aimed at fulfilling commitments to education for all. She is also experienced in communicating research to broadcast and print media.
Subject groups/Research projects
Educational policy and practice, including in relation to inequality in educational access and learning, quality teachers and teaching, financing and governance, democratization, and the role of international aid. Research in countries in sub‐Saharan Africa and South Asia examining these issues.
Other Professional Activities
Rose, P. (2015) ‘Three lessons for educational quality in post-2015 goals: Clarity, measurability and equity’ International Journal of Educational Development. Vol 40 (January): 289-246
UNESCO (2014) Education for All Global Monitoring Report: Teaching and Learning: Quality for All. Paris: UNESCO [Report director]
UNESCO (2012) Education for All Global Monitoring Report: Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work Paris: UNESCO [Report director]
Evans, G. and Rose, P. (2011) ‘Education and support for democracy in Africa: Testing mechanisms of influence’, Journal of Development Studies. Vol 48 No 4: 498-515
Rose, P. (2011) ‘Strategies for engagement: Government and non-government education providers in South Asia’ Public Administration and Development Vol 31, No 4: 294–305
Rose, P. (2009) ‘Scaling up aid to education. Is absorptive capacity a constraint?’ Prospects Vol 39 No 2: 109-122
Rose, P. (2009) ‘NGO provision of basic education: alternative or complementary service delivery to support access to the excluded?’ Compare Vol 39 No 2: 219-233
Rose, P. (2005) ‘Decentralisation and privatisation in Malawi – Default or design?’ Compare Vol 35 No 2: 153-165
Rose, P. (2005) ‘Is there a fast track to achieving the Millennium Development Goal in education?’ International Journal of Educational Development Vol 25 No 4: 381-394.
Kadzamira, E. and Rose, P. (2003) ‘Can free primary education meet the needs of the poor? Evidence from Malawi’International Journal of Educational Development Vol 23: 501-516
Colclough, C., Al-Samarrai, S, Rose, P. and Tembon, M. (2003) Achieving Schooling for All in Africa: Costs, Commitment and Gender. Ashbourne: Ashgate Press
For other publications see google scholar profile .