EDTECH

Our goal is to leverage technology to improve foundational learning in primary classes andprovide remediation support in upper primary and middle school. To achieve this, we are looking at three aspects:

  • Supply Shaping

    India has a vibrant EdTech landscape with over 4,300 EdTech solutions. However, a large number of these solutions are often of low quality and do not focus on the low-income segment. We are looking to enhance the supply of EdTech solutions that can help improve learning outcomes.

    We provide grants to build the capacity of early-stage EdTech organizations that cater to low-income communities or learning goals across primary and upper primary grades. Some of our existing grantees include Khan Academy and Nalanda Schools . We also fund the creation of public
    goods to improve the market quality of EdTech solutions.

  • Market Curation

    In the present scenario, there is insufficient evidence around the efficacy of EdTech solutions even in the restricted settings in which they are operational, thereby limiting the adoption of these solutions at scale. As a result, there is poor understanding of what works and what doesn’t in the EdTech market, and so there is no consistent pipeline for promising products to be tested and scaled in government school settings.

    In order to facilitate the adoption of EdTech solutions at scale, we are leading an initiative called EdTech Lab to identify promising technology-based solutions in both the for-profit and nonprofit sector, and create evidence around their efficacy through evaluations and expert reviews.

  • Government Adoption

    State governments lack procurement and implementation knowledge, while EdTech
    organizations see themselves as product companies and do not necessarily have the strength or in-house capabilities to support statewide roll-outs.

    We are closely working with states such as Andhra Pradesh to reform public policy for enabling sustainable large-scale adoption for EdTech and to strengthen government capacity and knowledge through technical support.

    As part of our policy reform efforts at the centre and state level, we are also developing a Vision for EdTech in India in 2030, and chartering a pathway for achieving that vision..

Vision 2030 for EdTech in India

Access and InfrastructureInnovationCapacity
~65% of children in India and all schools (other than primary) have access to technology-based learningIndia emerges as a centre for innovation with a string supply of contextualized, pedagogically sound, low-cost, proven EdTech solutions for teaching and learningThere us institutional capacity at the Centre and the states to implement EdTech effectively. Parents and teachers are aware of the benefits of EdTech