to extend Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX)
Dialogue can bridge the gap between policy and research
In the most challenging educational contexts, some schools outperform others despite similar contexts and levels of resources. How do these schools achieve improved outcomes? Data Must Speak (DMS), a global initiative to address evidence gaps to mitigate the learning crisis, provides evidence on what works, why, and how to scale grassroots solutions. This methodological review presents key definitions, concepts, and methodologies of approaches (e.g.
This brochure, on the first two years of the KIX Initiative in the Europe – Asia – Pacific region, illustrates how the KIX EAP hub promotes the core mission of KIX: promoting the use of research evidence for more effective policy and planning. KIX’s approach to this goal has been unique: surfacing, amplifying, and disseminating knowledge from the Global South.
This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, hosted by Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor, Chapman University (USA), features
This policy brief explores the economic and social costs of out of school children in Nigeria, considering the demand and supply barriers to accessing education. The brief further explores the social and political cost of out of school children and provides recommendations for the government.
This policy brief compares the school enrolment and retention before and after the Free Quality School Education Policy in Sierra Leone, using a variety of data sources and reports. The brief discusses the economic and human development context and country context of girls’ education. The paper extensively examines the out of school situation and the major education interventions by the government and non-governmental organisations in addressing it.
This policy brief explores best practices for improving retention, reducing dropout and enhancing learning outcomes in extreme poverty and rural areas of Ghana. The evidence shows that there are several best practices, within the context of student- and teacher-level interventions, that the government can adopt to address the out of school children situation leading to enhanced levels of participation, retention, and learning outcomes.
This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, hosted by Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor, Chapman University (USA), features Dr. Ludmila Malcoci, the Executive Director of Keystone Moldova and Regional Director (Central and Eastern Europe) of Keystone Human Services International. In the podcast, Dr.
NORRAG and the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) organised the KIX EAP Learning Cycle on the Equitable Access to Education with Geospatial Data course. This professional development course enabled participants to apply basic mapping techniques using QGIS, a geographic information system (GIS). This course was aimed at understanding the geospatial dimensions of education planning and management, with a specific focus on equitable access to education. National experts from 21 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific were eligible for the course.
This case study aims to analyse gender parity in access to education at the lower-secondary level using geospatial data and the QGIS software. It includes the following:
Organised by the KIX Europe I Asia I Pacific Hub on 7, 14, 21, 28 October 2021, the first Education, Policy, and Innovation Conference aimed to create a forum for intensifying dialogue between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and beyond.
KIX is a joint endeavor between the International Development Research Centre and the Global Partnership for Education to connect expertise, innovation and knowledge to support low- and middle-income countries to build stronger education systems and accelerate progress toward SDG 4.
KIX brings together 70 low- and middle-income countries that are partners of the Global Partnership for Education to identify common policy challenges and facilitate knowledge sharing and evidence building. KIX currently funds 36 projects across these 70 countries. Click through the countries in the map to learn about the work that is being done in each country.
KIX is designed to be shaped by the demand from national education systems and respond to their principal policy and programming challenges. KIX both funds research and facilitates knowledge sharing among country stakeholders to enhance their education systems using relevant evidence and actionable research.
The first KIX Europe, Asia, Pacific Hub (KIX EAP) team retreat successfully took place on 17-19 January 2023 in-person in the Maldives. The KIX…
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