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By R4D's Center for Education Innovations

Practitioner-created Tools for Literacy Programs

CEI and Pearson’s Project Literacy campaign collaborated with 100+ literacy practitioners from 20+ countries to tap into the knowledge and experiences of literacy implementers, funders, and researchers to accelerate the spread of literacy. We turned our collective discussions, guidance, and experiences into resources and tools to address common challenges faced by literacy programs.

The Early Learning Toolkit

Grounded in rigorous research and practitioner input, the Early Learning Toolkit provides actionable resources and knowledge to assist education practitioners working to improve quality in ECD programs, learning at the primary level and program management.

The toolkit contains eleven strategies that have been selected based on strong evidence of their effectiveness and demonstrated practitioner need. For each strategy, users can access key implementation tips, practical tools and guides, case studies of programs using the approach, and relevant research.

Journeys to Scale

In 2014, UNICEF and the CEI launched the “Innovations in Education Initiative.” 162 programs applied to receive financing from UNICEF and technical support from both organizations. Five programs were selected as finalists based on a number of criteria, including equity, learning, access, and systems strengthening.

Journeys to Scale accompanies these innovations from Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru, and Sudan, as they strive to increase their impact. Drawing from the challenges faced and strategies employed to overcome such hurdles, it lays out clear recommendations for implementers, donors, policymakers and researchers who want to support innovation.