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Call for proposals: Strengthening education systems with proven innovations in developing contexts

Call for
Technology and Innovation
42 months
Information and Communication
Social Policy
Central Asia
Far East Asia
North and Central America
North of Sahara
South America
South Asia
South of Sahara
West Indies
Funded by
IDRC and Global Partnership for Education
CA$1,350,000 – $2,700,000 (US$1,000,000 – $2,000,000) per grant
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This call is open to individual organizations or groups of up to four organizations working in a consortium that have  a substantial record of conducting education research in developing contexts.

This call is NOT open to individuals, government ministries and agencies, or for-profit providers of core education services.


The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC invite proposals for KIX Global Grants from individual organizations or groups of organizations for multi-region, multi-country projects that aim to develop, test, and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues.

The projects funded under these grants will:  

  • generate knowledge and evidence to support the adaptation of proven innovations to address key education priorities in GPE member countries; and
  • mobilize research and knowledge to support the scaling of these proven innovations. 

Projects funded through this global call must be multi-regional, involving at least three GPE member countries in at least two regions.

Projects must respond to the following question:

How can existing evidence-based and contextually relevant innovations that have a demonstrated impact be adapted and scaled to improve education access and quality within GPE member countries?

Projects must also focus on one or more of the following six thematic areas:

  • teaching and learning;
  • early childhood care and education;
  • equity and inclusion;
  • gender equality;
  • data systems; and
  • learning assessment systems.
More details

For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, selection criteria, review process, application guidelines, and thematic research areas, please refer to the detailed call for proposals document.

You are strongly encouraged to read the detailed call for proposals document before applying.

A FAQ webinar about this call will take place on September 9, 2019: English, 9:00 a.m. (EDT) and French, 11:00 a.m. (EDT). Please register here by September 8, 4PM (EDT). Email your questions in advance by September 4, 2019.

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