There is an urgent need to get all children learning.

Finding out what works through controlled studies has been a critical first step. Now, the challenge is implementation. Putting evidence-based ideas into widespread practice, all the way into millions of individual classrooms, is the next frontier.

The What Works Hub for Global Education works at this frontier, with the ultimate goal of increasing literacy, numeracy and other key skills in low- and middle-income countries. 

It is a multi-year collaborative research initiative between the Blavatnik School of Government, the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO-IIEP, the Learning Generation Initiative, and the British Council. 

The Blavatnik School is convening a unique consortium of world-leading academics, grassroots organisations, and governments themselves, with two-thirds of the consortium partners in low- and middle-income countries. In an unprecedented example of undertaking world-leading research and real-world reform simultaneously, this consortium will study how to implement education reforms at scale, while supporting governments in real time to do it.  

The work will directly affect up to 3 million children, and reach up to 17 million more through its influence. It will be undertaken in four primary countries, India, Pakistan, Rwanda and Tanzania, with further work in Botswana, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa. 

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