New CEI Portals Place Global Education Analysis, News and Resources at Users’ Fingertips

September 10, 2014Donika Dimovska

Topic and country portals provide practical lens to focus in on the growing number of innovative programs serving the world’s poor

We are excited to share with you CEI's new topic portals. This completely new feature is intended to help you keep up with the latest innovations in the field by providing insight into the landscape and emerging themes in education innovations for specific topics and countries. This analysis is based on a review of our extensive and growing database of innovations, now documenting over 500 programs working in low- and middle-income countries.

Introducing CEI’s Topic and Country Portals

Over the past year, you have used CEI to identify innovative solutions working to provide quality, accessible education for the poor. As the CEI database continues to grow, we want to provide detailed analysis and information about certain topics and countries at the forefront of the global education dialogue. By streamlining access to synthesized information with a customized summary and a visual synthesis of education programs in the CEI database, we hope to facilitate easier learning and access to partnership opportunities among our users. 

Portal Features

Five portals are now live on CEI covering two education topics (early childhood education and development and girls’ education) and three countries (India, Kenya, and South Africa). We have additional portals in low cost private schools, education technology, public-private partnerships, skills, and conflict-affected and fragile states in development. With our topic portals, you can explore four different pages and eight distinct data visualizations to learn about innovations happening around the world. These pages provide a lens to focus in on the wealth of programs in the database. 

The topic portals will have four different pages to get you the information you need:

  • Overview: See the newest programs and relevant information on the issues you care about, including an analysis of the themes we see emerging in a topic or country, based on programs in our database
  • Data Visualization: Get instant access to current aggregated data from relevant programs through our map and interactive graphs
  • News & Resources: See new and original research, opinions, and insight from CEI’s own blog and Research & Evidence library
  • Programs: Quickly preview the programs in our database, sort programs by location, approach, external, whether they’ve been externally evaluated, or how recently they’ve been updated, among other options.

How Can You Help Us Spread the Word?

Simple. Share the link – - with your network. By spreading the word through newsletters, links on your webpage, and social media posts, you help CEI become an even more robust network of program implementers, researchers, innovators, and donors.

What Else?

CEI works to create impact—expanded access to quality, affordable education for the poor—by providing information, analysis, and connections for program managers, funders, researchers, and policymakers who work to enable the scale-up, replication and improvement of promising innovations in education. These topic portals are just the beginning of our impact.

We’ll be launching new topic portals and improving current topic portals based on feedback over the next few months, so make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to receive related updates. 

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