Building knowledge and capacity for scaling the impact of educational innovations in developing contexts

The purpose of this project is to improve the scaling of educational innovations in developing country contexts. A key knowledge gap is how to effectively bring innovations to scale while maintaining the quality, equity, efficiency, and sustainability of their impacts. This project aims to address that gap through applied research that will involve scaling projects and supporting national educational stakeholders from low- and lower-middle income countries.

The project will contribute to an understanding of good practices for scaling innovations in the education sector, help to build the scaling capacity of selected projects and educational stakeholders involved in these projects, and advance existing frameworks on scaling educational innovations in developing country contexts. Selected through a competitive call process, the project will be implemented by the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. The project is part of a larger joint endeavour between IDRC and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which seeks to strengthen national educational systems in GPE member countries.

Project ID


Project status



43 months

Total funding

CA$ 3,340,900


Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program

Project Leader

Jenny Perlman Robinson


The Brookings Institution

Institution Country

United States

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