All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

World Vision, USAID and AusAID have partnered in a multi-year initiative that seeks to improve early grade reading outcomes in under-resourced communities.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, established in 2011 as a partnership between USAID, World Vision and the Australian government through AusAID, aims to catalyze the creation and expansion of scalable, low-cost education tools and initiatives to improve literacy for early-grade students. The global initiative focuses on sourcing, accelerating, and measuring the impact of mobile and technology-based innovations with the potential to transform the learning process and classroom experience at a personal, community, and national level. In 2012, the first "All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development" grant competition funded 32 pilot projects in 22 countries.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

    Australia | Staff size: Unknown

    The department’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and...

  • World Vision

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 10,000+

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2011