The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
INR 53 crores (USD 8 million) over 10 years
Archetype:Inform public policy ASER creates a comprehensive evidence base of learning levels among rural children in India.
ASER is the largest citizen-led survey in India and the country’s only annual source of data on children’s learning outcomes. ASER citizen volunteers reach children in every rural district in India and use a radically simple assessment tool that is administered in households instead of schools. ASER results have informed the national and global discourse on education, shifting the focus from enrollment to learning quality.
- Use philanthropy to create an evidence base and drive advocacy efforts around an issue
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- Where possible, empower citizens to drive advocacy efforts that maximize impact
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