Middle East and North Africa

We Love Reading

We Love Reading (WLR) promotes an appreciation for learning by establishing community libraries and training local women to lead read aloud sessions for young children.Jordan

Lions Go Digital: The Internet’s Transformative Potential in Africa

This report examines the progress and potential of the Internet in 14 economies that together make up 90 percent of Africa’s GDP. In addition to measuring the size of their current Internet economies, it evaluates the strength of five fundamental pillars of Internet readiness: national ICT strategy, infrastructure, business environment, access to financial capital, and the development of ICT related human capital.

The Evidence for the Sustainable Scale-up of Low-cost Private Schools in South West Asia

This systematic review conducted on behalf of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). This report presents the findings of DFID’s Systematic Review No. 29, which addresses the question:

What is the evidence regarding the sustainable scale-up of low-cost private primary schools in South West Asia, in particular in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Digital Jobs in Africa: Catalyzing Inclusive Opportunities for Youth

Recognizing the growth of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Africa, Digital Jobs Africa (DJA) seeks to provide one million disadvantaged youth with employment opportunities and skills training in mobile and internet-based industries. This report identifies where Africa's digital economy will experience the most growth in the coming years and how key partnerships will maximize job opportunities for youths, in particular.

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication for Development Strategies to Support and Empower Marginalized Adolescent Girls

This paper examines the potential that information and communication technologies (ICTs) present for marginalized, adolescent girls in developing countries. The authors discuss gaps in access to technology and risks for this population before analyzing specific ICT initiatives, trends, and the perspectives of adolescent girls interviewed from 13 developing countries. The conclusion features recommendations for development agencies, policymakers, and civil society organizations to integrate ICT tools in a way that effectively targets marginalized girls.

Literacy Boost

Literacy Boost works with students, teachers, and communities to encourage reading, improve reading instruction, and strengthen core reading skills.Malawi

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