Results in Education for All Children (REACH)


Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty, raising incomes, promoting economic growth and shared prosperity, and for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. With 57 million children not in school today and 250 million more not acquiring basic skills necessary for work and life, ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity depend on more and better investments in quality education and learning.

The Results in Education for All Children (REACH) program aims to support efforts toward more and better education services, especially to those most excluded, by helping country systems focus more sharply on results. In line with the World Bank Group’s education sector strategy, REACH will support the Bank’s efforts to build evidence on what works for a systems approach to education reforms and investments, working in complementarity with SABER (the Systems Approach for Better Education Results).

Results-focused modalities are known as results-based financing, performance-based incentives, pay for performance, performance-based contracting, conditional cash transfers, cash on delivery, to name a few. Choosing the incentive mechanism that best fits an intervention in a particular context and obtains the greatest impact is one of the challenges for the World Bank Group and its clients. To help build the evidence base, REACH will fund:

  1. Country program grants
  2. Knowledge, Learning and Innovation activities

Please check back for more information on REACH activities.

REACH is currently funded by the Government of Norway through NORAD.