91% of the world’s children are in school. That’s more than at any other point in human history.

Yet, only 37% achieve a basic level of learning.

The good news is that for the first time in history, we know what to do about it.

We need fewer but better teachers, and to ensure that we attract the right people to teaching.


Structures which empower people, hold them accountable, and encourage collaboration.


Effective school leadership, because achievement almost never exceeds the quality of management.


Investment in building teachers’ professional knowledge and skills.


High standards for performance and consistent monitoring of progress.


Continuous challenging of inequity.

Building a successful school system comes down to three main things:
Good teachers
Skilled leadership
Effective monitoring
Acasus specialises in helping governments and leaders apply this knowledge to target their specific challenges.
Empowering school leaders in Peru
Acasus worked with government officials to transform a first cohort of principals from school administrators into school leaders.
140,000 children from poor families in Punjab were enrolled onto a voucher scheme enabling them to attend low-cost private schools - entirely free at the point of use.
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Acasus leverages the transformational power of technology to improve learning by developing custom application software.
To help Saudi Arabian students prepare for Qiyas, a university entry exam, Acasus developed a tailored application that tested students using questions and exercises based on the real exam. It became the country’s most downloaded education application for Android.
AcasusData for iOS, Android and web helps decision-makers collect pinpoint data from the field to drive effective reform.
Ten years from now, two futures are possible.

In one future, millions of children never get the education they need to seize life's opportunities. In the other, the promise of a quality education for all truly becomes a reality.

In 'The Learning Challenge', Acasus founder, Fenton Whelan, tackles this global challenge.

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Join Acasus and be part of a team that is changing the global numbers on childhood survival and education.
The science of detecting false data
By Fenton Whelan
19 November 2019
Leaders of health and education systems often rely on datasets that are inaccurate or incomplete.
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Making Incentive Funds Work
By Fenton Whelan & Amine El Mourid
24 September 2019
Many organizations use ‘funds’ to catalyze change. A few tricks can boost their effectiveness.
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Case for intervention in private schools
By Fenton Whelan, Jonny Barty & Max Balestra
05 August 2019
Large numbers of children in developing countries attend private rather than government schools.
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