RTI International

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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute headquartered in North Carolina, United States of America.

Key information

Full form name: Research Triangle Institute International

Intended impact: "To address the world's most critical problems with science-based solutions in pursuit of a better future"

Countries/areas where the organization is active: RTI International has designed and implemented projects in more than 140 countries over the past 50 years. The organization has a long history of commitment to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa—hiring local experts and professionals and partnering with local governments, civil society, and the public and private sectors to deliver on projects that make a difference. RTI International has offices in El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Website: https://www.rti.org/

Email: webteam@rti.org

Organization leader(s): E. Wayne Holden (President and CEO), James J. Gibson (Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President)

Partner/funder organizations: RTI International partners with a wide array of governments, industry and commercial clients, foundations, multilaterals, universities/research institutions, and businesses on a project basis.

Theory of change and its relation to education systems

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition.[1] The organization partners with clients to answer development questions through analysis, innovative methods, novel technologies, and sustainable programs that help clients inform public policy and ground practice in evidence. RTI International has 11 practice areas of focus, including Health, Water, Food Security and Agriculture, and Climate Change.[2]

One of RTI International's main practice areas is Education and Workforce Development. Within this practice area, RTI International conducts research and implements projects aimed at improving learning outcomes of children. For example, in partnership with Dalberg, WERK, and Worldreader, and with funding from USAID and UKaid, RTI served as the main implementer of Tusome, a government-backed initiative aimed at improving foundational literacy outcomes among chlidren in grades 1-3.[3] Through this project, RTI International aimed to improve multiple elements of Kenya's education system, by enhancing classroom instruction, improving access to learning materials, increasing support, and enabling collaboration with key literacy stakeholders.

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  1. About us. RTI International. https://www.rti.org/about-us
  2. Practice areas. RTI International. https://www.rti.org/practice-areas
  3. Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity. RTI International. https://www.rti.org/impact/tusome-early-grade-reading-activity