The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative (ECWI) is a global, multi-sectoral effort to mobilize countries and international partners to support and empower those who work with families and children under age 8. This initiative is jointly led by Results for Development (R4D) and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), and supported by a consortium of funders including Bernard van Leer Foundation, Open Society Foundations, ELMA Foundation, and Jacobs Foundation.
Earlier this year, job search powerhouse Glassdoor released its study of the 50 best jobs in America for 2017. The majority of the list involves STEM-related fields (short for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), with a heavy emphasis on computer science at the top. Four out of the top five spots went to Data Scientist, DevOps Engineering, Data Engineer, and Analytics Manager.
This paper in the IDIA Insights series focuses on various challenges and lessons learned of funders seeking to measure the impact of development innovations they support.
This paper offers insights into the current theory and practice of innovation for education. Drawing on Cambridge Education’s programme experience across many cultures and contexts, it identifies the conditions that have led to successful outcomes when introducing or supporting innovative approaches for education.
Crisis and conflict are among the biggest obstacles to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all. However, education is a human right with important implications for health, livelihood, and peace building in contexts of conflict and crisis. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to support, enhance, and enable education for the most marginalized, affected by war, natural disasters, and the rapid spread of disease.
Évaluer l’apprentissage, obtenir un impact: Un examen documentaire des evaluations citoyennes de l'apprentissage
Le Results for Development Institute a procédé à une évaluation du processus et de l'impact de quatre de ces initiatives d'évaluations citoyennes financées par la William and Flora Hewlett Foundation : l'ASER en Inde, Uwezo en Afrique de l'Est, Jàngandoo au Sénégal et Beekunko au Mali.
Results for Development Institute conducted an evaluation of the process and impact of four citizen assessment efforts funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: ASER in India, Uwezo in East Africa, Jàngandoo in Senegal, and Beekunko in Mali.
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Education can accelerate progress towards the achievement of each of the proposed sustainable development goals for 2015 and beyond in a multiplicity of ways. Not only is education a basic human right but, it is vital for development. Education enables individuals, especially women, to live and aspire to healthy, meaningful, creative and resilient lives. It strengthens their voices in community, national and global affairs. It opens up new work opportunities and sources of social mobility. In short, the effects of education are significant across many development sectors.