Inequalities in Honduras and Nicaragua’s education systems are linked with poor teacher professional development and the need for school principals, headmasters, and school leaders to be better equipped to promote and implement innovative approaches at school.
In Latin America, the increased release of open government data aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of governments, build new business opportunities, and improve services for citizens.
Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) is well known for its high rates of violence and poverty, correlated with high rates of migration under vulnerable conditions.
This project will enhance the use of data from existing household surveys by government officials to analyze the education sector and encourage policymakers to leverage the resulting knowledge on gender, equity, and inclusion to inform their policy decisions.
This project will help improve literacy instruction and reading supports in primary schools in Ghana, Honduras, and Nicaragua by adapting and scaling the Unlock Literacy Learning Network approach, which has been successfully piloted in over 30 countries.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries.
Strengthening systems of teacher professional development (TPD) and delivering them at scale while addressing issues of quality, equity, and efficiency, are fundamental to improving education system performance as a whole.
Countries in Central America who are members of the Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana (SICA) continue to experience significant challenges in developing and implementing policies for science, technology, and innovation (STI), in addition to coordinating efforts in this sector to address issues of national and regional importance.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) youth have suffered multiple forms of vulnerability, exclusion, and violence, particularly in Central America where homophobia is widespread.
This funding will strengthen Foro Social de Deuda Externa y Desarrollo de Honduras' (FOSDEH) role as a credible public policy institution in Honduras by improving its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
Glasswing International, an IDRC research partner, is being recognized for its afterschool education and health programs that empower youth and communities. They are one of five organizations to win the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, which recognizes innovations with proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems and show promise for large-scale change.
The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), a joint endeavour between the Global Partnership for Education and IDRC, aims to contribute to the improvement of education policy and practice in the Global South.
In Central America’s Northern Triangle, a region plagued by gang violence and branded one of the most violent in the world, Glasswing International is tackling the complex factors associated with youth, violence, and poverty.