EDU – LAC Impact Fund

The Global Fund for the Development of Pilot and Impact Evaluations was born in 2019 from SUMMA’s collaboration with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) under the initiative “Building a global ecosystem of evidence for teaching improvement”, funded by the BHP Foundation, as part of its Global Education Equity Programme.


Global Fund for the Development of Pilot and Impact Assessments

The fund seeks to promote the generation of new evidence through the rigorous evaluation of promising educational interventions to improve student learning at school level. To this end, it (i) identifies innovations with a high potential impact on improving learning and closing educational gaps, (ii) opens competitions to the education research community to conduct evaluations of these promising programmes to improve student learning, and (iii) promotes the use of evidence, making the results and recommendations of the evaluated initiatives available to the community.

Project objectives


To identify promising educational programmes to improve the learning of students and to close the educational gap of those students in situations of greater socio-educational vulnerability.


To evaluate innovative interventions with promising results in learning improvement, which seek to contribute to the quality and equity of education in Latin America and the Caribbean.


To develop and strengthen local capacities to implement, evaluate and improve innovative practices and programmes. We promote a culture of collaboration around the generation of new evidence, with multidisciplinary work teams guided by rigorous quality standards and a deep respect for people’s rights.


To deepen collaboration between SUMMA and other organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean – LAC, articulating practices and policies informed by research and evidence.

Impact on society

Some figures


Evaluations of promising educational programmes in three countries: Chile, Colombia, and Argentina.


Students benefiting from the implementation of programmes in the different countries.


Teachers will be part of different interventions and learning from promising programmes within the region.

Other projects


It arises from the urgent need to address the educational gaps exacerbated by the pandemic, which have impacted the loss of learning of thousands of Panamanian students. MEDUCA and SUMMA collaborate with professional and technical resources to advance in the policy of learning recovery for the year 2022.


The Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Centre (KIX) for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is a space for collaboration and exchange for the innovation of educational leaders from Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


The project Adapting and Scaling Approaches to Teacher Professional Development on a scale in Honduras 2020-2022 is part of the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange- GPE-KIX initiative promoted by the Global Partnership for Education and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).


SUMMA's evaluation area seeks to rigorously and systematically study the effects and results of educational policies and programmes aimed at improving the quality and equity of the region's educational systems. From an educational justice perspective, the evaluation area deploys diverse methodological strategies, which are both quantitative and qualitative.


Its objective is to identify innovative solutions to address the main educational gaps in the region. In turn, it seeks to strengthen and model educational innovation processes in the region, aimed at guaranteeing the right to education and reducing educational inequalities.


It is a programme that promotes the improvement of educational quality and equity through deep learning. It seeks to promote collaborative learning within the educational communities, among the schools in the network and with its ecosystem.


Latin American platform for collaboration with educational impact. It promotes collaboration among the main actors in the educational world. It aims to develop a virtuous ecosystem of collaboration in research and innovation that accelerates educational improvement in the region.


Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) is an independent, accredited and evidence-based report published by UNESCO. GEM LAC is the Latin American and Caribbean version, prepared by SUMMA in partnership with UNESCO.


Regional Research on National Ecosystems of Research, Development, and Innovation (R&D&I) in Education is an unprecedented study that, with a cutting-edge methodology of networking, information gathering and systematization, presents the current situation of these ecosystems in eight Latin American countries.

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Coalition for the Global South: seeks to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4, aimed at ensuring inclusive and quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for everybody.


The project “Strengthening educational leadership skills to improve the resilience of kindergarten and nursery schools, SLEP Gabriela Mistral” is a SUMMA initiative in collaboration with the Local Public Education Service (SLEP) Gabriela Mistral.

Strategic partners


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