Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) Secretariat

1.5 years
End date
March 2023

The Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) brings together a group of global, cross-disciplinary experts to offer guidance on education in low- and middle-income countries. It is jointly convened by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, and the World Bank. The GEEAP consists of leading international researchers and practitioners in economics, education, psychology, and policy. Their recommendations use sound evidence in education to influence cost-effective policymaking in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

Two reports have launched since the GEEAP’s inception in July 2020:

The ‘Smart Buys’ report is an evidence-based tool designed to improve learning outcomes through identifying cost-effective approaches to education around the world. Great, good, promising, and bad buys are identified and can be contextualised using country-level data.

The latest ‘Covid-19’ report offers key evidence-based recommendations to support decisions on education investments in the current Covid-19 climate. With evidence, national policymakers can decide which lessons are most likely to address local need, and how fitting interventions should be properly implemented.

A third report will be released in 2023 based on a new GEEAP systematic search of evidence in education.

What we do

Convening the Secretariat

MannionDaniels supports the GEEAP Secretariat to achieve GEEAP aims in education. We provide technical, communications, and logistical support to facilitate meetings, research, and events on behalf of the GEEAP Secretariat.


We package and disseminate products worldwide in response to learning crises. As of October 2022, the GEEAP reports have been downloaded 30,000 times in over 100 countries. We have created country profiles to contextualise the GEEAP recommendations, so governments have tailored guidance based on evidence.

Coordination of events

We have delivered over 20 GEEAP evidence events around the world – online and with local presence of the GEEAP members. Since the release of the latest GEEAP report in January 2022, we have run dissemination events in over 12 countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, the Philippines, and Uganda. We have also presented the GEEAP report at international education conferences in the United States of America and United Kingdom.


As part of these events, we create press releases for local media and run Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for the GEEAP, with over 700 followers to date.

Who else is involved