Storytelling Roadmap: A Toolkit for Literacy Partners


The Storytelling Roadmap seeks to support implementers to learn and master the art of storytelling, so they can becoming more powerful advocates of literacy.


The Roadmap is composed of a series of “stops” along the storytelling journey, each with creative prompts, practical information, and pro-tips to guide you from identifying great stories to ensuring partner consent. The Roadmap is intended for literacy partners and implementers, as well as organizations looking to support these partners.


Parent Engagement Needs Assessment: A Guide for Literacy Practitioners


The Parent Engagement Needs Assessment guides literacy practitioners in understanding the unique constraints, attitudes, and needs of parents, allowing them to design more context-specific programs to increase parental involvement in children’s education.


The needs assessment includes guiding questions, pro-tips, and illustrative examples to help you assess the literacy context and caregiver experience. It is intended for literacy practitioners who work with parents and caregivers, particularly those who engage low and non-literate populations.


STEM Education Resources: Free Computer Science Classes

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.

Insights on Scaling Innovation

This paper in the IDIA Insights series focuses on various challenges, lessons learned and practices of funders seeking to take promising development innovations to scale. It draws on the experience and learning of a wide range of bilateral, multilateral, philanthropic and civil society actors who came together in a Working Group on Scaling Innovation facilitated by the International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA).

Early Childhood Development: Delivering inter‐sectoral policies, programmes and services in low‐resource settings

Early childhood development (ECD) has become a priority for research, policy and programming, at national and global level, with increasing recognition of the interconnections between a nation's development goals and the quality of services for all young girls and boys, and their families. This comprehensive new ECD Topic Guide can be downloaded at

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Self-Assessment Tool

There are constant and growing pressures on organizations to be more responsive to demands from internal and external stakeholders for greater development effectiveness and delivery of tangible results. Demand for results is no longer a donor-driven but also a pressing need for implementing organizations faced with competition for donor funding and pressure from direct beneficiaries. As demands for greater results grow, so dothe demands for effective and functional monitoring, evaluation, (M&E) and learning systems to support programmes management.


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