9:00—10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Improving Learning at Scale: Evidence from Large Scale Successful Education Programs

*This event will be simultaneously broadcast in English and French.​​​​



  • Justin Sandefur, Co-Director, Education Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


  • Jonathan Stern, Senior Researcher, Education and Evaluation, RTI International
  • Matthew Jukes, Fellow, Education and Evaluation, RTI International
  • Ben Piper, Incoming Director, Global Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


  • Betty Temeng Mensah-Bonsu, Senior Reading Advisor, Ghana Learning
  • Nurudeen Lawal, Chief of Party, NEI Plus
  • Ablaye Niang, Senior Reading and Pedagogical Advisor, Lecture Pour Tous
  • Devyani Pershad, Head, International Collaborations, Pratham (Read India)


  • Laura Savage, Executive Director, International Education Funders Group


  • Rita Perakis, Assistant Program Director & Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development


Learning outcomes in many low- and middle-income countries are poor and many of the efforts to improve these outcomes have been pilot programs which, while successful, have proven difficult to implement at a larger scale. The Learning at Scale study, led by RTI International with support from the Center for Global Development, identifies eight existing programs that have demonstrated impact at scale in improving learning outcomes and highlights the features that have made these programs successful. The study focuses on the instructional strategies and supports that improve learning outcomes at scale in LMICs, as well as the characteristics of the systems that have enabled their success. These findings are especially essential now due to the impacts of COVID-19 on education and the need to remedy learning losses.

Join the Center for Global Development and RTI International as we share the preliminary findings from RTI’s Learning at Scale interim report and discuss its implications. This discussion will feature Learning at Scale partners who will highlight their approaches and keys to their programs’ success.

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