GPE and IDRC announces a call on educational innovations


The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in partnership with IDRC has launched a call for expressions of interest to build knowledge and capacity on scaling the impact of educational innovations in GPE member countries as part of the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX).

KIX aims to connect expertise, innovation, and knowledge to help developing countries build stronger education systems and accelerate progress toward SDG 4.

The funding worth CA$3.5 million (US$2.72 million) will help design, adapt and scale to improve education access and quality within GPE member countries while maintaining quality, equity, efficiency, and sustainability of their impacts and enabling transformative change of educational institutions.

Individual organizations or consortia of multiple organizations are invited to submit an expression of interest by December 13, 2019. Eligible applicants must have a proven record of working in developing contexts and supporting the scaling of innovations in these contexts, preferably in the field of education.

Successful proposals will involve stakeholders and seek to strengthen capacity, foster innovation, and develop new information on how to scale educational invocations in an equitable, sustainable, and efficient way.

GPE supports the education sectors of low income and lower-middle-income countries in which completion rates for primary school are less than 85%. Many of these countries are affected by conflict and fragility. In some, access to education and retention continues to be a problem, while overall quality is low in many more.

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Article by Jedidah Mwangi