Why work with NFER?

Experts in education

Our pioneering methods and experience gained over 75 years have enabled us to become a true authority and respected voice in education. We are focused on generating clear, actionable recommendations from our work.

Influence on policy and practice
Our unrivalled education sector knowledge and experience mean that our work can inform policymakers and other education stakeholders, and also support the strengthening of classroom practice.

Strong local partnerships
We have strong local partnerships and good relationships with education stakeholders in the countries where we work, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

More than a transaction
As a mission-led organisation we want to partner with our clients to ensure maximum impact for our work. We are not-for-profit, meaning we invest any surplus funds directly back into research, development and innovation.

A commitment to ethics and transparency
All of our work, wherever in the world, is governed by internationally recognised standards for ethics and transparency. We treat the safety of our staff conducting research, and people participating in the research, with the utmost importance.

Find out more about our commitment to research integrity and our Code of Practice [PDF].