Research and analysis

Literacy, Foundation Learning and Assessment in Developing Countries

Part of a series of rigorous literature reviews in education funded by DFID



Developing countries face distinct challenges in providing access to quality education. Educational provision also varies markedly in terms of teacher training, teaching and learning resources, school attendance, and motivation of parents, teachers and children for schooling. Against this backdrop, we consider the available evidence on foundation learning and literacy in order to identify key components for intervention that are appropriate to specific cultural and linguistic contexts.

Published 22 April 2014
Last updated 30 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added: Evidence brief: Literacy, foundation, learning and assessment in developing countries
  2. First published.