Project Updates

Welcome to LAC Reads Capacity Program

Understanding the Project

The USAID/LAC Reads Capacity Program seeks to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of early grade reading interventions in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. The program consists of four key objectives:

  • Objective #1: Collection of evidence and resources
  • Objective #2: Spreading knowledge and evidence
  • Objective #3: Capacity building for the region
  • Objective #4: Sustainability strategies

The Early Grade Evidence and Resource Databases Have Moved!

Evidence Database

This database includes quantitative and qualitative early grade literacy evidence that relates to the LAC region. Included studies focus on children birth through grade three, have a focus on literacy, were published since 1990, and are from or on the LAC region.

Resource Database

This database includes LAC region early grade literacy pedagogical resources (such as supplementary reading materials, assessments, instructional materials, and videos) as well as policy documents, project reports, and best practices documents


Launch of a Regional Early Grade Reading Network

The USAID LAC Reads Capacity program supports the development of the Central American and Caribbean Early Literacy Network (RedLEI). The network is an initiative of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) and the Center of Educational Research (CIE) in collaboration with four other Central American Universities and Coordinacion Educativa y Cultural Centroamericana (CECC/SICA) which are considered RedLEI's founding members. RedLEI's mission is to build capacity within the region to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge derived from high quality research to improve early literacy throughout Central America and the Caribbean.