9:00—10:15 AM ET / 2:00-3:15 PM BST

What Works to Improve Numeracy at Scale? Key Takeaways from Six Featured Programs


  • Asyia Kazmi, Global Education Policy Lead, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Benjamin Piper, Director, Global Education Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Wendi Ralaingita, Senior Research Education Analyst, RTI International
  • Yasmin Sitabkhan, Senior Mathematics Education Researcher, RTI International
  • Jonathan Stern, Research and Evaluation Lead, RTI International


  • Almaret Du Toit, Chief Education Specialist: Foundation Phase, Grade R Maths, Western Cape Education Department of South Africa  
  • Patrick Fayaud, Former Chief of Party, RTI Jordan
  • Francisco A. Mejia Ramos, Mathematics Education Specialist, ESMATE, Ministry of Education of El Salvador  
  • Yuko Murakami, Expert of TAFITA, JICA, Madagascar 
  • K. Vaijayanti, Director of Research & Evaluation, Ganitha Kalika Andolana, Akshara Foundation in India  
  • Radhika Yelkur, National Head, Nanhi Kali India
  • Ritesh Agarwal, Associate Vice President, Nanhi Kali, Educational Initiatives (Program partner), India


David Evans, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development




This event will be simultaneously broadcast in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. 

Evidence shows that the development of early mathematics skills are a predictor of later school success and financial well being. Despite this evidence, numeracy outcomes are far lower than they should be in many low- and middle-income contexts. The Numeracy at Scale study is the second phase of the Learning at Scale research study and focuses on identifying the characteristics of successful programs from around the world that have improved early grade numeracy outcomes at scale. 

In this online event, representatives from the six featured program partners will share their top takeaways on how to improve early numeracy outcomes at scale. The featured programs are:

Ahead of the event, attendees are encouraged to read the Numeracy at Scale findings brief and the Program fact sheet.

Note: This webinar will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation available in French, Spanish, and Arabic. Numeracy at Scale is implemented by RTI International, and is part of the Center for Global Development’s Research Consortium, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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