The starting point to our Strategy 2030 Theory of Change are our Core Competences – the domains of expertise that characterize our philanthropic approach and programmatic investments. We apply these Competences to maximize the Foundation’s strategic value-add in all areas of our work and amplify the impact of our philanthropic giving.
Evidence Generator & Translator
We ignite multi-stakeholder coalitions between governments, industry, schools, and social purpose organizations to jointly scale up effective education policies and practices.
We support policy innovation by facilitating access to knowledge, data, and tools, to promote learning and practice improvement, instigate change, and inspire leadership approaches to strengthen the entire learning system.
We strengthen the formulation and implementation of education policy by taking advantage of opportunities to introduce or refine evidence-based policy instruments and practices, catalyze change-management processes, and transform leadership capacity and approaches.
Theory of Change
Over the past months and years, children’s lives have changed in profound ways. Children of all ages around the globe are being affected by COVID-19. Well-meant mitigation measures –– such as school closures –– have often done more harm than good. The shift from school attendance to learning from home has not been successful for most school systems and institutions, and the introduction and use of learning technologies has not had the desired success in many places. Even under most favorable conditions, students made little or no progress while learning from home1 . Learning losses were most pronounced among students from disadvantaged homes.