What do we do?
SUMMA develops cutting-edge research in education, to identify gaps, highlight priorities, and strengthen decision-making processes in the definition of public policies.
Most of the research is carried out collaboratively, between SUMMA researchers and researchers from international organizations, ministries, universities, and research centres of regional and global prestige.
Our outstanding initiatives
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.