Strategic Development Program : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is launching an organizational Strategic Development Program (SDP) for sub-Saharan African implementers of foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) programs.
A key goal of BMGF’s strategic focus in global education is to improve FLN outcomes at scale in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). An important driver of this is improving the quality of implementation of FLN programs rooted in the classroom level with rigorous focus on teaching and learning. To achieve this most effectively, a pipeline of expert, locally led implementing organizations is needed, who can take a leading role in working with sub-Saharan African governments to design and implement, drive, and sustain improvements in FLN outcomes at scale.
BMGF's global education team are delighted to welcome 11 organizations to the first SDP cohort who will convene virtually for the first time in late April 2023. This pre-read gives an overview of the 11 organizations, as well as profiles for the BMGF team leading this initiative.