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Quantifying the Impact of Investment in Education

There is plenty of research which argues that, overall, education leads to better outcomes for individuals and society. However, accounting for the specific social, economic and environmental outcomes from an investment in education remains a challenge, not only for governments, but also for any organisation which runs or invests in education programmes or initiatives. Without this information, it is difficult to make choices between different ways in which these outcomes can be achieved, and how best to design and deliver education activities.The objective of this paper is to review some of the available research and provide guidance on how it can be used.