The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) is a funder collaborative that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations. The Partnership works toward this goal by funding in-country interventions that accelerate innovation, support evidence-based policy reforms, and capture and disseminate learnings to key stakeholders. The Partnership is led by a group of private donors and donor advisors, including the MacArthur Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Human Dignity Foundation, Intel Foundation, and an anonymous donor.
In 2012 and 2013, the group issued two multi-donor RFPs to solicit projects that could help inform the imminent expansion and transformation of secondary education. Based on the responses to the RFPs, the donor collaborative has issued approximately $24 million in grants, funding 42 projects that support better access, teaching, and learning outcomes for students at the secondary level. Project durations are one to three years, and are located across East Africa (encompassing Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and East DRC), India, and Nigeria. The donor partners are committed to monitoring the funded projects, drawing out and sharing important learnings, and using these learnings to inform future programming. In April 2014, the Partnership announced its third RFP, as well as the addition of Comic Relief and Dubai Cares to its ranks. Both organizations have historically focused on primary education in developing countries, and joined the Partnership in an effort to secure the transition of students from primary to secondary education.
|Location||Eastern Africa, South Asia, West Africa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda|
|Value||USD 28 Million|