Global Book Alliance: Books for Every Child /REACH for Reading Call for Proposals


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The Global Book Alliance/REACH for Reading Call for Proposals seeks to support innovations that get the right books to all children at the right time, using results-based financing modalities.

Facilitating access to appropriate reading materials is one of the most high impact and cost-effective ways of increasing learning outcomes at the primary school level in low and middle income countries.  Yet, due to the high cost of books, inadequate distribution, and the lack of materials in local languages and languages of instruction, most young readers in the developing world do not have access to high-quality books.

The Global Book Alliance/REACH for Reading call for proposals will fund high quality, robust, cost-effective experiments, designed to transform the development, procurement and distribution of reading materials using results-based financing mechanisms. REACH for Reading will consider applications from (1) Governments; (2) Non-governmental organizations; (3) Teams within multilateral & bilateral development partners; (4) Academics; (5) Civil Society organizations; and (6) Consortia including one or more of categories 1-5 (preferred). The maximum budget for an activity financed through this call for proposals is expected to be $500,000 USD.    

Proposal submissions will be accepted until 6:00 PM EST on Monday, October 31, 2016.

For application instructions and complete details about the Global Book Alliance: Books for Every Child/REACH for Reading Call for Proposals click here.

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