Reading within Reach (REACH): Building Evidence and Supporting Innovation to Improve Primary Grade Reading Assistance


The Reading within Reach (REACH) project supports the Global Reading Network, a USAID-supported community of practice. The Global Reading Network’s aim is to support education leaders and practitioners worldwide, expanding the community of practice that was started by the Global Partnership for Education.

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Key Activities

  • REACH is supporting the Global Reading Network to: Fill the knowledge-practice gap through opportunities for dialogue, professional development, and collaborative activities aimed to improve the effectiveness, sustainability, and scaling up of reading interventions
  • Offer opportunities to design, pilot, and evaluate innovations to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of reading interventions
  • Create space for collective design and development of open source resources, including assessments, practitioner tools, and training materials that can be applied across contexts
  • Identify social mobilization and behavior change strategies to gain the support of households, communities, and governments to help children become readers at home and in school
  • Advocate for increased attention to the vital role of reading success in school
2014 to 2018
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Regions/ Countries