Mathematics education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Status, challenges and opportunities

Posted on 20 February 2017

This study was commissioned by the World Bank in response to a growing recognition that countries in the region will need to boost performance significantly in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects if they are to realise their full potential in a competitive global market increasingly shaped by the use of new technologies.

The findings of the study will be used to support the efforts of the World Bank, and its partners, to improve mathematics education across Sub-Saharan Africa and in other developing economies where similar challenges are faced.

Learning from innovation in Rwanda

Posted on 17 February 2017

Innovation for Education offered the opportunity to test new ideas to improve the quality of children’s education in Rwanda.

The programme invited a range of civil society and other organisations from within the country and abroad to pilot projects exploring effective and equitable ways of improving.

In total, 26 projects were piloted covering a range of exciting innovations in early years, primary, secondary and technical vocational education. This document Learning from Innovation in Rwanda, provides an overview of these projects which have been rigorously evaluated both by the project teams and by external evaluators. The evaluations have informed the development of this learning document with the aim of providing a better understanding of the innovation process through an analysis of the outcomes of these pilot education projects and the conditions, at both local and national levels, for successful implementation.

The findings from the analysis of the 26 projects will guide the Rwandan Ministry of Education towards the future successful implementation and scaling up of innovations in education, and contribute to an understanding of educational innovations internationally.

You can download and read the project summaries here:

Providing timely and high quality education expertise to UNICEF

Posted on 16 February 2017

The LTA will ensure a cost-effective and efficient means of engaging technical expertise at country and regional level at short notice, while ensuring high quality technical delivery, robust management and quality assurance.

Our combination of high quality technical education expertise, experience of similar rapid-response technical assistance contracts, extensive database of vetted consultants, and a consortium with worldwide expertise demonstrates that we can deliver just that.

Over the next two years, we can be called upon at short notice to provide technical assistance, advice, capacity building and support services to UNICEF regional and country offices.

For more information please contact

Mathilde Nicolai

Sabine Kube-Barth