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Introducing the 2022 Annual Report


We are delighted to announce the launch of our 2022 annual report, providing a comprehensive overview of the milestones we have achieved over the past year. As we entered our second year of our Strategy 2030, we have strived to make sound scientific evidence the basis of education transformation on all levels. Co-CEOs, Fabio Segura and Simon Sommer explain more in the short video below.

Learning and teaching must change if they are to keep pace with the rapidly changing world – this conviction is at the core of the Jacobs Foundation’s Strategy 2030. Positive change in education is not possible without a deep understanding of learning processes, an extensive understanding of learning places and technologies, and an accurate understanding of policy-making and implementation processes – from preschool to parliament. This is why last year, we developed an ambitious research agenda to lay the foundation for evidence-based transformation of education systems. Advancing education continues to be at the heart of what we do. In the spirit of our founder, we aim to support learning systems to provide young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes, tools, and equitable opportunities to reach their learning potential and thrive together. By supporting the positive forces in research and education we will transform education systems around the world.

Learn more about our research agenda and the other exciting milestones we achieved last year with these values in mind in our 2022 annual report.

The Jacobs Foundation in figures



CHF 840.256 Million

CHF 6.3 Billion



CHF 43.619 Million

38.363 Million



43.619 Million
38.363 Million

* This includes projects of CHF 1.7 m for foundation-wide Monitoring Evaluation & Learning activities and CHF 0.9 m for corporate communications and BOLD platform operations

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Our 2022 Highlights

Take a look at some of the milestones we achieved in 2022 to transform education at all levels:

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Launch of the Child Learning and Education Facility (CLEF) in Côte d’Ivoire
The Child Learning and Education Facility (CLEF) brings together the government of Côte d’Ivoire, 16 cocoa and chocolate companies, and two philanthropic foundations jointly committing CHF 75 million to provide quality education through evidence-based interventions.

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Unlocking the impact of EdTech
We hosted the first-ever convening of EdTech investors, companies, researchers, and funders as part of our CHF 40 million commitment to unlocking the impact of EdTech.


Bridging research and practice
The LEAP Challenge, in partnership with MIT Solve, connects researchers and social entrepreneurs with innovative education organizations to strengthen the evidence base of their solutions.

2022 Best Practice Prize winners

Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes
We awarded Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prizes to the Luker Foundation, Luminos Fund, and Youth Impact for outstanding achievement and practice in advancing quality education.

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Supporting quality education in Ghana
We supported quality education in Ghana by designing a strategy with the Ministry of Education for establishing 100 Communities of Excellence, which aims to lead to deep and enduring systemic change.

CELLA - centre for learning and living with AI

Studying how AI-driven learning technologies can ensure children’s wellbeing
We awarded CHF 2 million to set up the global collaborative Center for Learning and Living with AI (CELLA), which aims to research how AI-driven learning technologies can ensure children’s wellbeing in the world of AI.

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Supporting quality education in Colombia
We announced Colombia as our fourth country of focus in support of quality education for all children, in addition to Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Switzerland, with the goal to strengthen learning ecosystems across the country.

The Learning Ecosystems Framework

Developing the Global Learning Ecosystems Framework
We collaborated with Economist Impact to develop the first ever global Learning Ecosystems Framework, to understand and assess the strengths of different environments that jointly contribute to young people’s learning and wellbeing.

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Launching the Digital Museum of Learning
We launched the first phase of the Digital Museum of Learning to empower educators and act as a champion for the impact of their work with world-class digital curation of knowledge, artefacts, exhibits, and resources.

Our Research Agenda

We have refined and evolved our thinking on learning variability through interviewing experts, commissioning literature reviews, and discussing the findings with scholars. From this, we designed an ambitious research agenda to guide our work over the coming years, framed by a set of ‘transformative questions’.

New Research Agenda
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Strategy 2030

Theory of change

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