What do we do?
We design and adapt innovative strategies to pilot and evaluate their effectiveness and relevance in the Latin American context in order to prepare for their scaling up.
It also seeks to synthesize knowledge produced at the regional and international levels on the effectiveness of educational interventions at school level. In this way, it aims to support public policy decision-makers, intermediate leaders, teachers, principals, NGOs, civil society, and the educational community as a whole, promoting decision-making based on quality evidence.
Innovation and global knowledge platforms
Map of Innovations
Effective Educational Practices
It is an online tool that synthesizes high quality international and Latin American academic evidence on the effectiveness of educational interventions at the school level. Developed in conjunction with the EEF, one of the most important centres in the world in evidence synthesis, in order to be a relevant support for decision makers in public policy, teachers, principals and the educational community as a whole.
It is a platform of educational, social, and economic indicators developed by the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (KIX LAC). This online tool aims to highlight the educational gaps in the countries that make up KIX LAC, highlight their progress and provide policy alternatives that respond to the challenges identified.
Our outstanding initiatives
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 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. At the same time, it seeks to strengthen and model educational innovation processes in the region, aimed at guaranteeing the right to education and reducing educational inequalities.
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”
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.
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.
SUMMA makes various documents available in this space, such as publications, reports, journals, infographics, and multimedia content, focused on key issues that contribute to evidence-based decision-making and public policy definitions.