We provide a wide variety of policy reform assistance to orient education systems toward improving learning outcomes, particularly in early-grade reading and math. This includes improving data-driven decision-making through education management and information system assessment and development; refining decentralization policies to bring decision-making closer to parents, students, and communities; altering school funding formulas to equitably distribute resources to urban and rural schools; and aligning institutional incentives with educational outcomes through modern human and capital resource management policies.
Education Systems Strengthening and Policy Reform .
ACCELERE! Activity 1: Improving Education Access, Quality and Governance in the DRC
USAID, in partnership with the DRC government, designed the ACCELERE!1 project to improve educational outcomes for girls and boys through improved school materials, reduced barriers to education, and increased transparency.
USAID/Senegal’s COVID-19 Response: Lecture Pour Tous
USAID’s Lecture Pour Tous activity helped Senegalese children continue reading during school closures due to COVID-19. Reading programs were broadcast on radio and television, encouraging parents to read with their children.
Success Story from Bokhtar, Tajikistan
In Tajikistan, USAID distributed 600 Braille books to specialized schools and classes in 2020. Thanks to USAID, now children with low vision have access to Braille books and more opportunities to read.
Helping All Children Read in Senegal
Since 2016, USAID has supported Senegal to implement a national early reading program using three national languages. This video showcases one classroom, highlighting the positive impact the Lecture Pour Tous program has achieved.