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Our purpose?

We shape and accelerate the work of organisations who want to make a difference through education.

We believe in a global education sector that delivers on its promise.


Our publications

Taking A Behaviour Change Approach - Dignitas' Theory Of Change For Scaling The LeadNow Programme

In partnership with GSF.

Improving the Teaching of FLN: Insights from behavioral sciences

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Social Mobility Landscape Review

Supported by The Leathersellers’ Company and Charitable Fund.

EdTech in Southeast Asia

In partnership with Octava Foundation and MIT Solve. 

The Science of Learning Report

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Acasus.

Insights on running an EdTech challenge in Southeast Asia

Cate Noble, Managing Director

[blog author] 

Reflections on building a learning culture in non-profits and funders

Dr Julie Bélanger, Director 

[blog co-author] 


Better Purpose works with organisations that want to make a difference to education outcomes all over the world.  We provide support with strategic planning, operational effectiveness, and the design and delivery of education initiatives.


Founded by Cate Noble and Alice Cornish, two passionate and experienced education professionals, Better Purpose brings insight, expertise and practical delivery experience to important issues in the international education sector.  

We collaborate with organisations in the public, private and governmental sectors.
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We have extensive international experience working across Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australasia.
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