Current Projects

Malawi

USAID Malawi Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen)

September 2022 – September 2027 The USAID/Malawi Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) will solidify and build on the progress to date of Malawi’s National Reading Program towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools. At the end of NextGen, at least 30% of Malawian second grade children will demonstrate grade-level reading proficiency in Chichewa as defined by the Global Proficiency Framework. In addition, at least 30% of NextGen’s beneficiaries will also demonstrate measurable improvements in English oral expression and in the essential sub-skills of reading in English. To achieve this goal,…

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde Ministry of Education | Technical assistance to implement Early Grade Reading Assessment 

November 2021 – September 2022 The Government of Cape Verde is committed to improving the quality of education in the country. In order to strengthen foundational skills in education, the Education and Skills Development Enhancement Project, funded by the World Bank since 2018, supports the establishment and operationalization of a student assessment system within the ministry of education to accompany and monitor the ongoing education reform. As part of this work, the ministry of education of Cape Verde contracted EdIntersect to carry out an Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) study in Cape Verde in tandem with ministry staff in 2022.…

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Tajikistan

Inclusive Development Partners | Innovations on inclusive learning assessment practices and utilizing Universal Design for Learning

October 2021 – May 2022 The Inclusive Education Initiative (IEI) is a Multi-Donor Trust Fund managed by the World Bank, with funding from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The development objective of the IEI is to improve the educational participation and learning outcomes of children with disabilities. Under the IEI, Inclusive Development Partners (IDP) will develop a global toolkit on Universal Design for Assessment (UDA) implementation within low-  to middle-income countries (LMICs). Using the best practices on the Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA), IDP set out to pilot…

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Tajikistan

USAID Tajikistan | Learn Together Activity (LTA)

October 2020 – October 2025 The goal of the USAID Learn Together Activity (LTA) is to improve primary students’ learning skills (Grades 1-4), with a particular focus on improving reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and mathematics. Through this program, USAID intends to support the Tajikistan Ministry of Education and Science’s capacity to take on greater responsibility for improving literacy and numeracy skills to impact the overall primary students’ learning outcomes. Intended coverage is nationwide (at least 80 percent of primary schools) with attention to focus on regions with historically lower learning outcomes. The activity purpose will be achieved through the…

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Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria | Independent Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Nigeria

September 2020 – December 2021 UNICEF awarded Alegre Associates, Inc. and EdIntersect a contract to design and conduct an independent evaluation for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) in Nigeria. SDG4 aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. For this evaluation, EdIntersect provides the education evaluation team, which brings technical support, expertise in the education sector and resources for the completion of a high-quality evaluation in accordance with the standards from UNICEF and the government of Nigeria. The specific objectives of the independent evaluation are to: measure the extent to…

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