The Early Learning Toolkit

CEI's Early Learning Toolkit is a hub where practitioners, as well as other members of the education community, can find actionable tools and knowledge to support implementation and awareness of evidence-based strategies for improving learning at the primary and pre-primary levels.

CEI - UNICEF Innovations in Education Initiative

UNICEF and the R4D’s Center for Education Innovations (CEI) launched the Innovations in Education Initiative in 2014. 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, such as equity, learning, access, and systems strengthening. The resulting report, 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

Supported by the UK's Department for International Development, the Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) strives to help up to a million of the world's poorest girls have an opportunity to improve their lives through education.

CEI and the Girls' Education Challenge have partnered to create an online community of practice for members of GEC-funded projects to foster 'peer-to-peer' knowledge exchange and lesson learning. Members can contact one another, ask questions, participate in discussions, and access and share useful resources throughout project implementation.

Restless Development, Results for Development and CEI, and others teaming up to advance global youth development

2016's Youth International Day saw the launch of the Youth Action Lab. The Lab, hosted at, is an online knowledge bank and interactive community designed for those working with young people around the world. The platform provides access to cutting-edge research, reports, and other resources in a practical, user-friendly format. Development professionals, researchers, and youth themselves can access detailed guidance on interventions targeting youth in conflict-affected states, for example, or receive tailored advice on influencing policy-makers to support youth issues.