We have been working on at-scale education reform in Africa for over 30 years, and globally for a decade longer. This work includes both research on powerful international case studies of successful school reform, and as practical working in partnership with Ministries of Education to deliver school improvement at scale.
Our teams have expertise in supporting education at all levels of the education system – from designing solutions to bolster foundational literacy and numeracy skills, to interventions to support transitions from education into work. In addition to using evidence-informed benchmarks to monitor progress, we tailor interventions to local contexts to maximise gains in learning outcomes – especially for the most marginalised learners. Based on our proven delivery models, we strengthen schools as hubs of professional learning, supporting practitioners to build professional networks to scale effective policies and practices, and we develop professionals at the middle tier of systems as change agents for effective delivery.
Our recent work in system strengthening in Africa includes:
Through our Building Learning Foundations (BLF) programme we are working with the Rwandan Ministry of Education, Rwanda Basic Education Board and National Inspection Authority to strengthen the education system.
A holistic, six-year project specifically designed to strengthen the transition of these girls from primary into either secondary school or alternative, productive livelihood pathways. Our work is focused on the most marginalised girls, so geographically we work in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) and the poorest urban areas in Kenya.
TARGET provides essential technical support to projects focused on improving quality of education for all in Ethiopia with an emphasis on inclusion and equity for marginalised learners.