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AflatounAflatoun works to ensure access to quality, inclusive, child-centered Social & Financial Education for all children and young people.To support research on the Aflateen model in India to understand the quality of the program at scale with a government partner and to support global rollout of Aflateen+
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APHRCAPHRC is committed to generating an Africa-led and Africa-owned body of evidence to inform decision making for an effective and sustainable response to the most critical challenges facing the continent.To (1) help policymakers access, synthesize, adapt, and use available evidence on girls’ education in West Africa and (2) document the kind of investments that the private sector and the government can make to improve childcare and economically empower mothers from low-income settlements in the workplace.
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CamfedCAMFED multiplies educational opportunities for girls and empowers young women to become leaders of change. Our focus is on girls and young women in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This is where girls face acute disadvantage and where their empowerment will have a transformative impact.General operating support for their work to educate and empower girls in Africa
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Center for Global DevelopmentCGD works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers.To support a conference that will focus on the intersection of early childhood development and child care policy and women’s economic agency in the fall of 2019.
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Center for Global Development (EMERGE project) CGD works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers.To expand funding for the endline of the Encouraging Multilingual Early Reading as the Groundwork for Education (EMERGE) project.
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Center for Universal Education at BrookingsThe Center for Universal Education is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education particularly in the developing world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.Core support for the Echidna Global Scholars Program, which hosts guest scholars (3-4) from lower-income countries for a four and a half month period and supports them to pursue research on girls’ education, improve their research skills and substantive knowledge, expand their expert networks, and gain access to new resources. This grant includes an alumni program and post-residency support for Scholars
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CorStoneCorStone develops and provides personal resilience programs to improve well-being for youth worldwide, focusing on adolescent girls as critical change-agents in their communities.To implement a teacher-facilitated, school-based resilience and adolescent health program in Kenya
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CRECCOMCRECCOM is a local Malawian NGO based in Zomba City in the Southern Region of Malawi with over 17 years of experience in social empowerment and community mobilization on a variety of issues. To extend CRECCOM's work into community-based secondary schools and to work on policy to improve government delivery of quality secondary education at scale. Includes institutional strengthening support
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Dream a Dream Dream a Dream empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast changing world, using a creative life skills approach.To participate in a 3-year effort to expand Dream a Dream’s (DaD) programmatic impact and research agenda by transferring its model to the Indian government and NGO partners.
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Educate!Educate! tackles youth unemployment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what schools teach and how they teach it, so that students in Africa have the skills to start businesses, get jobs, and drive development in their communities.To scale proven solution across three countries while keeping gender equity at the forefront of their work
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Education CommissionThe Education Commission is a global initiative encouraging greater progress on Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and quality education and promoting lifelong learning for all. The Commission is helping to create a pathway for reform and increased investment in education by mobilizing strong evidence and analysis while engaging with world leaders, policymakers, and researchers.General support to the secretariat of the Education Commission as they work to set up an International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd)
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Education Development CenterEducation Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity in more than 80 countries around the world.To develop and test a soft skills assessment that improves upon existing assessments by making a tool that is both rigorous and easy to use
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Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)FAWE is a pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation working in 33 African countries to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education.Provide core support to a key regional actor in girls' education so that FAWE can generate solid evidence and conduct strong advocacy in sub-Saharan Africa
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Girls First Fund Girls First Fund champions community-led efforts to ensure that girls can create their own future. The Fund brings together donors to fund community based organizations that are working on the front lines to stop the practice of child marriage.To join other donors in support of ending child marriage
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Harvard EASELThe Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning (EASEL) Laboratory explores the effects of high-quality social-emotional interventions on the development and achievement of children, youth, teachers, parents, and communities. Our work takes place in applied settings (e.g., schools and communities), and we employ a combination of rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods.To expand the social and emotional learning taxonomy project to include international frameworks
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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.Support IPA to work with strategic government decision-makers in Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda to improve education policy, based on evidence
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IPA (EMERGE project)The objective of EMERGE is to level the playing field for rural children by providing a low-cost, scalable, early literacy intervention, which combines two components: (1) providing guidance to caregivers of young children on how to engage with and stimulate their children with books; (2) Distributing locally appropriate, illustrated children’s storybooks to caregivers so they can engage in interactive reading activities at home on a regular basis.To conduct an RCT that evaluates if a storybook intervention can improve learning outcomes and engage parents in training
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J-PALThe Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 171 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.For new research led by J-PAL affiliated professors in the area of Post-Primary Education (PPE)
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Lively MindsWe're improving the quality of life for deprived children and their families in rural Ghana and Uganda through creative early childhood development programmes that are run by the communities themselves. Our work enlivens minds and empowers communities to use their own skills and resources to change their children's lives, and their own, for the better.To support work with local governments in an additional 325 communities in Uganda
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Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher EducationLGIHE works to address educational shortcomings in quality, school management, accountability & teaching efficiency. Their mission is to create opportunities for professional and personal development starting with the dignity and infinite value of the person, developing one’s methods of personal engagement and the meaning of work, targeting teachers, students, parents and other professionals.To encourage better teaching of critical thinking and soft skills in Uganda by (1) including these skills on high stakes examinations and (2) by improving teacher training
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Malala FundMalala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead by investing in local education activitists, advocating to hold leaders accountable, and amplifying girls' voices.To influence policy and advocacy work on girls’ education globally
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Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE)The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) is a funder collaborative that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations. To fulfill this goal, the partnership supports the development and testing of innovative models to address barriers to participation and achievement in secondary education, facilitates the scale-up of effective interventions through systematic change in its target countries, and promotes efforts to expand the evidence base. Support for the PSIPSE secretariat
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Philanthropy UniversityPhilanthropy University is a digital learning platform that provides locally-led organizations with the knowledge and resources needed to better serve their communities.Support for Philanthropy University to experiment with new models and sustain and scale their work.
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Population CouncilThe Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center is a new global research center that generates, synthesizes, and translates evidence to transform the lives of adolescent girls. Through rigorous research about what works — and what doesn’t — we can better direct limited resources to support evidence-based solutions that improve girls’ lives.(1) To identify key actors in girls’ education, classify the work that they do, and attempt to map connections among them; (2) A rigorous, systematic review of the evidence of what works in girls’ education; (3) To generally support the Girl Innovation, Research and Learning (GIRL) Center with flexible funding
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PrathamPratham is an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system.To support residential secondary schools for girls to become sites where disadvantaged girls are supported in their pursuit of academic excellence and leadership
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Room to ReadRoom to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.For Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program, which works to ensure that girls complete secondary school and have the skills they need to negotiate key life decisions
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Room to ReadRoom to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.A challenge grant for the Girls’ Education Program evaluation in India that will allow for program expansion to reach the appropriate number of girls needed to conduct the RCT
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StirStir supports governments to establish or reignite intrinsic motivation in teachers & education systems at scale. Their approach is to work side by side with government partners to build
teacher networks that enable collaboration to improve teaching practice & student learning.
General operating support for their work with governments to establish or reignite teacher intrinsic motivation at scale among the existing education system workforce
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Study Hall Educational FoundationStudy Hall Educational Foundation has been pursuing its mission to provide quality education to underprivileged girls and youth in urban and rural India. Using feminist-based pedagogy, gender sensitization techniques and adolescent empowerment discussions on social issues in the classrooms, SHEF works in the areas of education with a focus on girls’ education and empowerment, teacher training programs - gender based sensitization workshops and trainings, DIET trainings, formal and non-formal educational centers, and vocational trainings.To support a pilot to work in co-ed government schools
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Teach for AllTeach For All is a network of 48 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization that works to accelerate the network's progress. The Teach For All network is developing collective leadership in classrooms and communities around the world.To fund Teach for All’s learning agenda on (1) life skills and (2) gender in education
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Think Equal Think Equal calls for a system change in education to end the discriminatory mind set and cycle of violence across our world. We believe there is a missing subject in school curricula. We ask governments to adopt our curriculum and its tangible tools mediating all aspects of experiential social and emotional learning.To support Think Equal's organizational structures, systems, processes, and core staff to ensure that they build and maintain the institution they need to operate beyond their start-up phase
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World BankThe World Bank Group works in every major area of development. We provide a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and we help countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.To generate new data on what works to improve girls’ access to and performance in school by conducting a gender analysis of quality education evaluations
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Young LivesYoung Lives is an international study of childhood poverty following the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam over 15 years. Its aim is to shed light on the drivers and impacts of child poverty, and generate evidence to help policymakers design programmes that make a real difference to poor children and their families.Capitalize on existing Young Lives data in order to understand the enabling and constraining factors for girls in education and how education and other factors can be pathways for wider girls empowerment
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