About us

We are the first Education Research and Innovation Laboratory for Latin America and the Caribbean. We were created in 2016 by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the support of the Education Ministries of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Since 2018, the Ministries of Guatemala, Honduras and Panama have also joined SUMMA.

Our Work

We work on three strategic pillars that allow the promotion, development and spread of cutting-edge research aimed to address the main challenges in the region and promoting shared work agendas; fostering innovation in education policies and practices to provide solutions for the main education problems in the region; and advance collaborative networks that allow the exchange between policy makers, researchers, innovators and the school community.


Socios estratégicos en el mundo


Organizaciones miembros de nuestra red


Integrantes de nuestra red de investigadr@s


Gobiernos socios en America Latina y el Caribe


Innovaciones analizadas

(scroll down for French version) The third edition of the KIX Conversations delved into the current state of education in the Eastern Caribbean countries and the post-pandemic challenges and...
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By Javier Gonzalez, Director of SUMMA and Manos Antoninis, Director of the GEM Report. About 16% of imprisoned individuals in the world are in Latin America and the Caribbean,...
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