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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the USA’s development agency. USAID leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that aim to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance. The U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education works to achieve a world where education systems in partner countries enable all individuals to acquire the education and skills needed to be productive members of society. The USAID Center for Education within the Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation (IPI) advances the USAID Education Policy which aims to achieve sustained, measurable improvements in learning outcomes and skills development. High quality evidence and data is an essential part of this.

USAID is an aligned partner of the What Works Hub for Global Education, with shared commitments on the importance of high quality evidence and data that can drive decision-making and investments. USAID has complementary investments in education research through their Supporting Holistic & Actionable Research in Education (SHARE) and Data Ecosystems for Development in Education (DECODE) projects. 

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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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