Scaling Strategy for Innovations Aimed at Data-driven School Improvement

This document outlines a strategy for scaling innovations in data-driven school improvement based on the findings of a KIX8-supported research for development (R4D) project implemented in Pakistan and Nepal. The project titled Data-driven School Improvement (DSI) – Challenges, Opportunities and Scalable Solutions is an application of scaling science9 to the shared policy challenge of sub-optimal use of education data. In other words, the project employs a ‘systematic, principle-based science of scaling that can increase the likelihood of such innovations in data-driven school improvement benefitting society’10. While the strategy borrows from and contributes to learnings on scalability challenges and responses in the specific project countries and contexts under DSI, its usability extends to the wider set of GPE member (and other) countries wishing to scale innovations in data-driven school improvement.