EdTech Hub Research Portfolio
Launched in March 2022, the EdTech Hub research portfolio represents the largest public-private investment in primary research around EdTech evidence in low- and middle-income countries to date. The nearly GBP 5.5-million-portfolio was commissioned to fill the evidence gap decision-makers grapple with when choosing EdTech implementations to support children, teachers, and school communities.
A call for expressions of interest was issued in Summer 2021 where 104 proposals were received. EdTech Hub, with external review provided by experts in the field, selected four externally led studies for the current portfolio, with nine additional studies led by EdTech Hub. Additionally, more than GBP 150 thousand in on-the-ground ‘sandbox’ trials in-county will complement select research studies, offering real-time evidence and feedback.
The research portfolio is designed to address some of the most pressing topics in EdTech today, including data for decisions, digital personalised learning, girls’ education and technology, participation and messaging, and teacher continuous professional development. Using EdTech Hub’s local reach capabilities, the studies will focus on Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania.
The studies and sandboxes are being conducted by, and in partnership with, nearly 20 institutions, including universities, non-profits and foundations, private enterprises, and governments. The work will be conducted over the next two to three years, during which time interim findings, research methodologies, trending topics, and more will be shared and discussed publicly via EdTech Hub channels.
Research portfolio at a glance
Partners to date
We are proud to be working in partnership with universities, non-profits, foundations, private enterprises and governments.-