Knowledge and Innovation Exchange hub for education in Asia, Europe, the Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries. KIX will accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal for education (SDG 4) by facilitating knowledge sharing among country stakeholders to enhance education systems using relevant evidence and actionable research. Four regional KIX hubs will facilitate cross-country knowledge exchange, learning, and collaboration among national education stakeholders.

This project aims to support the regional KIX hub for 21 GPE partner countries across Asia, Europe, the Pacific, the Middle East, and North Africa. The hub will systematically identify evidence gaps, source and generate evidence to fill those gaps, and support a network of education stakeholders to use the evidence to drive change in education policy and practice. A key focus of the hub will be to identify scalable innovation processes for primary and secondary education, with particular attention on gender equality and inclusion.

The Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG) has been selected as the regional learning partner for this hub.

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45 months

Total funding

CA$ 3,350,200


Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen


Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program

Project Leader

Gita Steiner-Khamsi


Foundation for the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies/Fondation pour l'institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

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