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5 innovative models to improve education outcomes

This post originally appeared on Devex.

The data are dismal when it comes to learning outcomes in many developing countries — but I’m optimistic. I’m optimistic because I spend much of my day learning about and working with people who are testing innovative education models with the hope of finding something truly transformative.

3 Steps to Make Early Education More Accessible

This op-ed originally appeared on Education Week.

As parents, we all try to spend whatever is needed on our own young children to ensure their growth into healthy and productive adults and to give them as good a start in life as possible. Yet as societies, especially low- and middle-income societies, we don't invest enough in young children, and we certainly don't invest enough for our poorest children whose parents don't have the necessary resources.

Context Matters: So what?

[Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a series edited by Elizabeth BrownAprille Knox, and Courtney Tolmie at Results for Development, 

Four Things to Look for in Open Government in the Next Five Years

On April 9, the city of Austin, Texas held an Open Government Forum. R4D Managing Director Nathaniel Heller was asked to participate, and his remarks from the afternoon plenary session are transcribed below. Also see bottom for video from the speech.

Introduction to the series on think tanks and context

This post was originally published on On Think Tanks.

An early look at what’s in the Social Accountability Atlas

Even for social accountability (SAc) practitioners and experts, answering common questions about how SAc can improve service delivery is hard. Doing so without the benefit of knowing what different efforts are under way is almost impossible, and this information gap hampers learning and exchange. This gap also makes it difficult to reach out to other development practitioners, donors, and experts facing governance challenges in their day-to-day work.