Welcome to the PEER Network

The PEER Network aims to strengthen political economy analysis of education systems in countries affected by conflict or crisis and to support the development of critical researchers and practitioners in the field. We commission research studies that enable researchers and practitioners to undertake political economy analysis of education systems in their own contexts, and provide free access to online tools and resources to support and inform effective analysis.

Latest News

PEER team reflect on research and the journey

PEER team reflect on research and the journey

The Political Economy of Education Research Network (PEER Network) recently held an end-of-project meeting at Ulster University to reflect on the achievements of the three-year project and to discuss research outputs delivered by a network of early career researchers, who were supported by the project to conduct their research.

Education research network reaches major milestone

Education research network reaches major milestone

The Political Economy of Education Research Network (PEER Network), a joint project between Ulster, Sussex, Cape Town and Nazarbayev Universities, held its eagerly anticipated project inter-hub symposium this month in Istanbul, Turkey. The £1.6 million GCRF funded network-plus project has sought to promote more socially just outcomes in education, by promoting the use of locally grounded Political Economy theoretical frameworks by early career education researchers in contexts affected by conflict and crises. Political Economy analysis seeks to understand the political, economic and cultural processes that impact societies and education systems and processes. The network, which supports 26 research fellows across Africa and Central Asia, gathered to share research findings from...

PEER Learning Platform

The PEER Learning Platform is a teaching, learning and knowledge commons on the political economy education in times of conflict, crisis and pandemic. Visit our PEER Learning Platform to freely access lectures, publications, research tools and recorded material on a range of topics by scholars and practitioners working in contexts of conflict and crisis around the world.

Where We Work

The PEER Network has two major research hubs in Africa and Central Asia, involving scholars, policymakers and practitioners working across the two regions. We commission research projects related to the political economy analysis of education in these areas.

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Who is planning to KIMEP's New Advances in the Political Economy of Development in Eurasia”, June 6-8, 2024, Almaty?
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Excited to announce this upcoming book launch event:

The Political Economy of Education in Central Asia is a collaboration from members of the PEER Project’s Central Asia Hub.

Scan the QR code to attend at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.

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