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The Learning Generation Initiative (LGI)

The Learning Generation Initiative (LGI), formerly the Education Commission, is a global initiative hosted by the Education Development Center, encouraging greater progress on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education – ensuring inclusive and quality education and promoting lifelong learning for all.   

The mission of LGI is to empower the people within and connected to education systems, to enable all children to be learning within a generation. To achieve this ambitious agenda, LGI workswith governments and others to strengthen and create a more collaborative education workforce; invest more in school health and nutrition; and improve system delivery. 

LGI implements a threefold interactive and iterative approach to change by working closely with governments and other partners:  

  • Analyse:  conducting pragmatic and independent research and analysis. 
  • Act: co-designing, testing, and evaluating innovative solutions. 
  • Amplify: convening and collaborating with national and global decision-makers and funders. This approach, complemented by LGI champions, helps translate evidence into action.   

Operating across multiple countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, LGI’s partnership with the What Works Hub for Global Education will drive political engagement and collaboration to translate research and evidence into effective actions at country, regional and global levels. 

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What we do

Our work will directly affect up to 3 million children, and reach up to 17 million more through its influence.

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Who we are

A group of strategic partners, consortium partners, researchers, policymakers, practitioners and professionals working together.

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