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dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Rachel
dc.identifier.citationFitzpatrick, R. (2022). Programmes to support Foundational Learning in South Asia. K4D Helpdesk Report. Institute of Development Studies. DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2022.081en
dc.description.abstractDespite great achievements in improving school enrolment and completion levels in South Asia, a high proportion of learners continue to live in learning poverty, with approximately 50 per cent of learners unable to read or understand a simple text by age ten (UNICEF, 2021). Learning levels were severely impacted by large scale school closures as a result of Covid-19, with approximately 434 million learners impacted in the region (UNICEF, 2021). Improving foundational learning outcomes, particularly for the most marginalised, is a key policy priority for many South Asian countries. This report draws together learning from seven programmes in South Asia aimed at improving foundational learning, to provide insight into effective approaches that have previously or continue to have an impact on foundational learning levels.en
dc.description.sponsorshipForeign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk Report;1182
dc.subjectChildren and Youthen
dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen
dc.titleProgrammes to Support Foundational Learning in South Asiaen
dc.rights.holderCrown copyright 2022en
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    K4D supports learning and the use of evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes. The programme is designed to assist the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and other partners to be innovative and responsive to rapidly changing and complex development challenges.

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