STIR Education is a fast-growing international NGO, currently operating in India and Uganda. STIR’s aim is to address the learning crisis in the developing world by empowering teachers to be changemakers.
STIR has recently undertaken a large DFID-World Bank-funded randomised control trial in India, conducted by ID Insight and with inputs from Prof. Lant Pritchett from Harvard University. STIR have already conducted a number of independent and internal evaluations. They are also planning for a similarly rigorous evaluation in Uganda.
Over three hundred million children across the developing world are now in school but simply not learning. For example, over half of Indian fifth graders are at least three grade levels behind what they should be (ASER, 2012).