Scaling Education Innovations

Deepening education impact: Emerging lessons from 14 teams scaling innovations in low- and middle-income countries

In 2020, Millions Learning joined the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) Knowledge and Innovation Exchange, a joint partnership between GPE and the International Development Research Centre, to facilitate a cross-national, multi-team, design-based research and professional support initiative called Research on Scaling the Impact of Innovations in Education (ROSIE). ROSIE brings together researchers and practitioners working in 29 LMICs to study processes of scaling education initiatives.

How do government decisionmakers adopt education innovations for scale?

In this qualitative study, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) seeks to examine how national and regional decisionmakers in the public sector approach scaling education innovations in low- and middle-income countries. This includes exploring what they see as key factors or influences on the process of supporting or adopting education innovations to scale, what the contours and calculations of their decisionmaking processes are, and how broader components of the decisionmaking ecosystem interrelate.

A Methodological Review for the Data Must Speak Positive Deviance 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.