Interest in scaling promising innovations to effect systemic change in education around the world has grown over the last decade, but effective scaling is not just about designing and delivering the innovations; it is also about embedding them in thoughtful, multifaceted ways to ensure that they grow, deepen, and have lasting impact.
To support and better understand how to scale effectively, in 2020 the Millions Learning project at the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings joined the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX), a joint partnership between the Global Partnership for Education and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), to facilitate a cross-national, multiteam, design-based research and professional support initiative called Research on Scaling the Impact of Innovations in Education (ROSIE). ROSIE brings together researchers and practitioners working in 29 low- and middle-income countries to study the process of scaling education initiatives for impact.
In 2021, 15 KIX grantee teams joined ROSIE, working alongside the CUE team to think about, study, and deepen the impact of their work. These ROSIE collaboration teams currently work on a range of topics across all levels of the education system, especially relating to gender equity and social inclusion.
Additionally, the Millions Learning team is conducting a complementary qualitative research study on how governments engage in the work of identifying, supporting, and adopting education innovations to scale.