READ (Read, Engage, Achieve, Dream) Alliance

The United States and India launched a reading initiative to improve the reading skills of millions of primary school-aged children in India.

READ (Read, Engage, Achieve, Dream) Alliance

The READ Alliance is an inclusive platform for promoting early grade reading and supporting the scale up of promising reading innovations. The READ Alliance brings together diverse players, including corporations, foundations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, innovators, researchers, and donors, dedicated to ensuring that all children in India learn to read. These partners will serve as champions of reading across India through collective knowledge-sharing and advocacy, and will bring increased attention and resources to the issue of early literacy. Additionally, the READ Alliance will identify and support innovations in early grade reading by providing grant funding, technical support, and advocacy for the scale up of proven innovations.


  • 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...

  • Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS)

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) is India’s leading innovation consulting firm. CKS partners with different kinds of companies to conduct research and design activities aimed at...

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Key Information

LocationIndia, South Asia
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2018
  • ValueUSD 8.18 Million