There has been a significant increase in school enrollment globally, yet millions of children across the world are unable to read a single word even after up to four years of schooling. AIR is focused on improving the quality of learning outcomes by enhancing the science of reading, while developing solutions for the global learning crisis.
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1 Jan 2015
Evidence-based policy making and evaluation are a critical part of effective public management and international development. Data and metrics provide a core foundation for planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Governments and organizations are learning to embrace more Open Data and Big Data approaches as a way to streamline and modernize their data-driven policy approaches. AIR develops and implements these approaches to provide new insights into organizational capacity and impact.
1 Jan 2015
Effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems are essential to helping development actors implement interventions based on evidence, with fidelity and integrity; to access and utilize evidence needed for scale up and replication of effective solutions; and to document proven practices that serve those most in need. AIR's evaluation capacity is represented by research scientists, economists, evaluation specialists, and program implementation experts who understand and employ the principles of effective project management while using appropriate methods to generate evidence to document, guide, and assess project achievement of intended results.