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Reports and studies from the Jacobs Foundation, and research by our partners into children’s learning and development.

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Annual Report 2023

2023 was the year that we leaned into learning. In the face of global crises and new technological frontiers, we redoubled our efforts to provide every child with a quality education based on the best scientific knowledge and evidence.

Policy labs and evidence use in education

The Jacobs Foundation, alongside On Think Tanks (OTT), have released an evidence review on the efficacy of Education Evidence Labs (EdLabs).

Annual Report 2022

From Minds to Ministries: Our 2022 Annual Report – providing an overview of milestones achieved over the past year, our Strategy 2030, and Research Agenda.

Implement at Scale

This paper introduces a research agenda on the implementation of education innovations in primary and secondary schools around the world.

Learning Variability white paper for scientists

The technical White Paper is aimed at researchers detailing a set of guiding research themes and questions on learning variability within children, within groups, and between contexts, to inspire collaboration in the research community.

Learning Variability white paper

The White Paper describes the Jacobs Foundation Research Agenda on learning variability developed in consultation with more than 50 experts to guide and inspire the field.

Formative Assessment Spotlight – Improving Learning for Every Child

The Jacobs Foundation and Finnish education organization HundrED have released a new report highlighting 14 formative assessment solutions that support teaching and learning.

Annual Report 2021

We are convinced that children deserve better. In our strategy 2030 we have outlined what we believe needs to happen to offer children the type of education they need to thrive together: understanding and embracing variability in learning.