Research and Evaluation

Browse or filter to find information about our past and present research work. We’ve funded research and evaluation to improve the impact of our work and promote evidence-based practice in India and the UK. This includes a large scale randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a remedial education programme in India, in partnership with J-PAL, a global leader in the use of evidence to reduce poverty. Today, we fund research aligned with our partnerships, based on shared shared values and mutual interests.

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Research
Geography: United Kingdom | Year: 2018-2020

Research Schools Network

We’re supporting an innovative project to improve the way maths and science are taught in areas of England where pupils are underachieving.

Access to Opportunity
Geography: Gibraltar | Year: 2019-2021

Young Enterprise Gibraltar

We’re working with Young Enterprise Gibraltar to motivate young people to succeed in the changing world of work.

Access to Opportunity
Geography: India | Year: 2014-2019

Secondary School Readiness Programme – Kusuma Foundation

Following research that showed many students were behind on key skills needed for secondary education, we launched a Secondary School Readiness Programme.

Access to Opportunity
Geography: India | Year: 2011-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

In 2011 we committed a grant of £2.8m to The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to help establish a new Kusuma School of Biological Sciences.

Community & Environment
Geography: Gibraltar | Year: 2012-2014

The Commonwealth Park, Gibraltar

Between 2012 and 2014 we donated £700,000 towards the park, which would bring much-needed recreational space to the busy town centre.

Health & Wellbeing
Geography: United Kingdom | Year: 2018-2019

More Smiles Appeal – Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care Unit

We funded two isolation rooms for critically ill children at St Mary’s Hospital. These state-of-the-art spaces will help protect patients with low immune systems.

Research
Geography: India | Year: 2017

LSE: Impact of our Secondary School Readiness Programme

Are pupils who take part in our flagship schools programme getting better test scores than their peers?

Community & Environment
Geography: United Kingdom | Year: 2018

Trees for Cities – Edible Playground project

We’re helping transform the grounds of a church into an inspirational space for teaching children about growing and eating healthy food.

Access to Opportunity
Geography: Gibraltar | Year: 2009-2019

Kusuma Trust University Talks

Nearly all Gibraltarian students who are interested in university education apply to institutions in the UK, but distance and familiarity are both barriers to entry.