ERF defines academic research as the primary link between its vision and action. Through academic partnerships and collaborations, our works rely on evidence based research and analysis to identify trends in order to enable impactful outcomes that can be related to social development. By commissioning research, we use academic methods and rigour to provide the relationship between observed facts and the application of new recommendations in practical settings. 



At ERF we intrinsically believe that research is essential in moving from the frontiers of basic knowledge to evidence based solutions for policy makers and practitioners of education.

ERF has undertaken a global wide consultation process to gather the available information and experiences of experts in education. Using this information, we commission case studies to explore the fundamental relationship between education and sustainable development.

By relying on analytical assessments and results of multidisciplinary academic partners, we aim to contribute to the shared vision of making education the driving force for social development through intercultural and intracultural respect and recognition.




Maintaining a strategic vision and ensuring the achievement of intended outputs of projects in a cost-effective and timely manner has a central role in all projects implemented at ERF. 


By working in close collaboration with project team and operation clusters, we set up M&E systems to facilitate the input of project staff, partners and the measurement of activities. In doing so, we ensure that the M&E components such as data collection tools, monitoring tools, and  data platforms are of the best quality possible. Through a well established analysis and reporting of data we ensure project results and findings are made available to donors and other stakeholders. 

Depending on donor requirements, we also perform special studies that are conducted with external M&E professionals for internal evaluations or for impact evaluations. Knowledge management processes are also given a strong importance within the activities of M&E to track best practices.