Are you a government official, NGO or researcher looking to understand what education data is available locally? Our new guidance note shares practical lessons learnt from mapping the availability of education data in Kenya, Malawi, and Sierra Leone. Last year, we posted about the Unlocking Data initiative and its goal to support access, use, and sharing of education data to…

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A small group of primary school teachers in Makeni, Sierra Leone, huddle around a table in the principal’s office. Each holds a set of brightly coloured sticky notes that describes the teaching experience, payroll status, family background, and qualifications of three teachers — Sheku, Hawa, and Aminata. The group is debating how to allocate these teachers to a set of…

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In Part 2 of our strategy, we go deeper into EdTech Hub’s integrated approach to how we work, where we work, and how that comes together with our topics to inform our theory of change. Verna Lalbeharie, Executive Director The EdTech Hub integrated approach We do research because it is imperative to build deep quantitative and qualitative insight regarding how…

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Girls Ed Evidence Page

For the last five months, EdTech Hub has been exploring and refining our strategy for advancing evidence in EdTech for low- and middle-income countries. We invite you to explore our thinking for how we will carry out this mission within our context and in partnership with the global EdTech community. Verna Lalbeharie, Executive Director Acknowledgements Thank you to all of…

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The Prioritizing Learning During Covid-19 report, recently launched by the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel, reinforces a well-known but often overlooked refrain about EdTech: it is not a silver bullet. Using evidence from Covid responses, the report advises policymakers responding to learning loss caused by the pandemic to use existing EdTech, and focus on good pedagogy that is supported, rather…

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Dr Noran Fouad is a Research Associate for Digital Pathways at Oxford University and has recently published a journal paper inviting policymakers and researchers to explore the links between EdTech and cybersecurity (Fouad, 2021). We sat down with her to discuss her paper and better understand how evidence related to cybersecurity could be used to improve EdTech programmes and policies.…

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Barriers to Educational Equity

This guest post from The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics team members focuses on understanding non-structural barriers to achieving equity in education through EdTech. Classical economists put forward that “more is always better,” suggesting that having more options should always improve your situation (or at least keep it the same) no matter what the additional choice is, or when the information…

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Digital learning for every child

UNICEF and EdTech Hub are partnering together to improve learning outcomes through effective uses of EdTech and digital learning. This guest post from UNICEF team members focuses on the first pillar of UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, world-class digital learning solutions. More than 1.8 trillion hours of in-person learning have been lost due to Covid-19 school closures, affecting 1.6 billion students…

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EdTech Aim To Improve Learning

Covid-19 has disrupted education for nearly 1.6 billion children around the world due to the closure of educational institutions and the shift to remote learning. In Pakistan alone, where more than 22 million school-age children were already out of school prior to the pandemic, school closures have impacted an additional 41 million students. These repercussions have compounded pre-existing educational challenges…

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