The current Zambian educational system is neither providing the access to nor the quality of education that its students and communities need. AIR is working to expand and evaluate the eSchool 360 program to 35 rural schools in Zambia. The program aims to deliver higher quality and low-cost education to children in primary grades through a holistic technology solution.
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Read Write Inc. Phonics and Fresh Start are phonics-based comprehensive literacy programs. Working in partnership with its assessment partner Queens University, Belfast, AIR is implementing a cluster of randomized controlled trials to determine the impact of the programs on various pertinent reading outcomes in the UK.
4 Feb 2016
In response to the Supporting Syria in the Region conference in London, Susy Ndaruhutse of the Education Development Trust and AIR's Amy West call for a doubling of aid for education resources in the region from 2 to 4 per cent of all humanitarian aid. In What Can Be Done for Syria's Refugees, Ndaruhutse and West argue that increased pledges are not enough, and that we must re-learn the lessons of the Marshall Plan.
30 Jan 2016
Despite the promise and potential of cash transfers to empower women, the evidence supporting this outcome is mixed. This paper based on an evaluation of the Government of Zambia’s Child Grant Programme, a transfer given to mothers or primary caregivers of young children aged 0 to 5, shows there is potential for national, poverty-targeted, unconditional, government-run programmes in Africa to improve the well-being of female beneficiaries.