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.

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Statement of Solidarity in Support of the People of Palestine

We are a group of researchers from across the continent of Africa, within the Political Economy of Education (PEER) Network. Our scholarship and work are in the field of education in conflict and the political economy of education across Africa with a social justice focus.  

New Podcast Series – Africa in Conversation…

New Podcast Series – Africa in Conversation…

We are excited to launch the podcast Africa in Conversation... during Africa Month! In this podcast series, produced by the Africa Hub of the Peer Network, we will talk all things education, the political economy of education and society. Each episode is a conversation with educators, researchers , academics and social commentators from the continent of Africa, out in the diaspora and the world. Episodes Episode 1: Ideations on representations of the black body In our first episode, Peer Network Africa Hub Co investigator and director of the School of Education, Professor Azeem Badroodien and Associate Professor Divine Fuh, director of the Institute for Humanities in Africa, talk through ideas of the African body, African identities...

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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Episode 5 of Africa in Conversation!🔥😄 Join Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg and Katrina Lehmann-Grube as they talk through “Climate Change and Climate Justice: Landscapes for a new world”.
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Episode 4 of Africa in Conversation is out!🔥😄
“Explorations on Vocational Education: The search for a theory on the Capabilities Approach”.
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