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Global Education at R4D

Global Education

R4D Education’s initiatives concentrate largely on five levers for change in areas with high potential for impact: innovations, out-of-school children, skills for employability, financing, and early learning. Read more.

Global Education Projects

R4D is developing a global ECD advocacy strategy to help the foundation achieve measurable impact in the field and inform what a global coalition around early learning and early childhood development might look like. R4D will identify leading organizations, communities, and individuals in this space and provide CIFF analysis and recommendations in support of their goals. 

R4D is creating a toolkit and engaging stakeholders to disseminate evidence captured through the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Quality Education in Developing Countries (QEDC) initiative into actionable lessons and resources for practitioners and their supporters (donors, researchers, policymakers, and advocates). 

In partnership with Education Above All Foundation and UNESCO Institute for Statistics, R4D has completed a number of publications on the out of school children since 2013. These reports use cross-disciplinary quantitative methods to consider the financial and economic implications of large out of school populations. 

R4D and FHI 360 will analyze the skills required for work and identify models of secondary education in Latin America and the Caribbean. The partnership will leverage FHI 360’s long track record supporting education reform efforts and workforce development in the region, and will build upon R4D’s recent study that identified the skills required for work in the 21st century economies of Africa and Asia.

UNICEF and R4D have partnered to design and test a strategy to better understand what types of innovative programs and interventions have the greatest potential for impact. Both partners will collaborate on devising selection criteria and a rapid assessment methodology to evaluate innovations.

R4D is analyzing the reliability and validity of the assessments, evaluate the assessment implementation process, and explore the extent to which the assessment results have increased awareness of children’s learning outcomes and led to actions to improve them. Analytical tools include key informant interviews, field visits, and an in-depth literature review.

Global Partnership for Education (GPE) commissioned R4D to assess the feasibility of such a loan buy-down to support measurable reforms in education, while also raising financing for the sector. R4D's report analyzes the loan buy-down model as it has been applied to different sectors, and considers key design aspects to applying it to the education sector.

Results for Development Institute (R4D) will be serving as the Learning Partner for the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), an initiative led by a group of private donors and donor advisors to accelerate innovation in secondary education programming, research, and development in selected countries.

The Center for Education Innovations (CEI) seeks to promote the scale-up and adaptation of promising policies and practices that improve the access, affordability, and quality of non-state education interventions for the poor in mostly low income countries.

The Children's Investment Fund Foundation asked Results for Development Institute to develop frameworks for costing, cost-effectiveness analysis, and financial sustainability that the Foundation can use consistently across five CIFF priority areas: neonatal mortality, early childhood education, severe and acute malnutrition, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and de-worming.

With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, R4D aims to identify the skills students in developing countries need in order to best position them for employment opportunities, and then explore paths to scale up the most effective models of delivering these skills in Africa and Asia.

R4D is working with global philanthropic foundations and other donor organizations that are seeking the most effective ways to discover, invest in, and scale up or cross-pollinate successful early childhood learning models.

The EdVenture Fund addresses gaps in access to higher quality education, particularly in developing countries, through an approach that stimulates and scales up innovations, leveraging philanthropic and investment capital.