Low cost solutions for improving teaching and learning materials and education data

The Grand Challenge

Globally, 387 million children are functionally illiterate even after attending school.

Reading is the single most critical skill to learn in early education and the foundation for future learning, economic opportunity, and full participation in society. Yet in many countries, unacceptable numbers of children remain functionally illiterate after several years of formal education. Unless primary school systems can successfully build reading skills in children, increased enrollment will have little impact.

The Big Idea

Improving access to learning materials and quality education data.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development’s 2012 Grant Competition sourced low-cost solutions and approaches for disseminating high-quality early grade reading instruction and educational materials. Solutions also targeted improving the quality and accessibility of education data to facilitate data-driven decision making and transparency across the education system of a developing country or region.