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ERIC Number: ED626208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Oct
Pages: 57
Abstractor: ERIC
Deepening Education Impact: Emerging Lessons from 14 Teams Scaling Innovations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Ongoing Analysis from the ROSIE Project
Olsen, Brad; Rodríguez, Mónica; Elliott, Maya
Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution
Education is crucial for the cultivation of successful individuals, healthy communities, robust societies, strong economies, and a healing planet. Yet, while most available education measures show impressive improvement in access in low- and middle-income countries over recent decades, there remains a heartbreaking gap in educational outcomes between and within countries. While there are many attempts to address low learning outcomes around the world, many efforts abide by a short-term project mindset, limited funding, and a focus on proof-of-concept pilots. However, small-scale efforts cannot solve the challenges within education systems today. Addressing contemporary educational challenges requires coordinated action among stakeholders, ongoing evidence of impact, and an emphasis on expanding and deepening the impact of any single intervention so it reaches more learners and changes whole systems. In a word, it requires "scaling." The term "scaling" represents a range of approaches--from deliberate replication to organic diffusion to integration into national systems--that expand and deepen impact, leading to lasting improvements in people's lives. This report examines the scaling journeys of 14 regional and global education initiatives that are attempting to scale within 30 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The report presents empirical reflections and offers relevant guidance. [This project is supported by the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), a joint partnership between the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).]
Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution. 1775 Massachusettes Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-797-6048; Fax: 202-797-2970; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Global Partnership for Education (GPE); International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Canada)
Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Center for Universal Education
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Burkina Faso; Cote d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Ghana; Guinea; Haiti; Honduras; Kenya; Laos; Madagascar; Mali; Mexico; Mozambique; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Rwanda; Saint Lucia; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Uzbekistan; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A