As we expand to schools and libraries throughout Africa with our BLUE Box programs and throughout the rest of the developing world with the Worldreader application, we’re collecting immensely valuable data on our programs. We analyze that data and publish the results regularly. Start by discovering the three areas where we’ve had the most impact.
Our Research Reports
The Benefits of Digital Reading for Vulnerable Families in crisis Settings
This report shares the findings from the Tuta Tuta project in Jordan. Launched in February 2017 and funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the program aimed to promote frequent reading by parents and caregivers to Syrian refugee children.
The State of Digital Publishing: Facts and Figures from Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria
This paper demonstrates that publishers in African countries have started to experience the advantages of digital, like learning from data and reaching broader and more diverse audiences across borders.
Anasoma Final Report: Achieving Gender Parity in Access to Digital Reading
This report describes the research process, methodology and critical findings that enables Worldreader, and others, to positively influence gender norms and stereotypes by exposing users to empowering content on apps.
LEAP 2.0 Final Report
This report shows the success of LEAP 2.0 and how the national scale-up of project LEAP provided librarians across Kenya the opportunity to put their unique spin on a digital reading project.
From Pilot to Scale
This paper outlines 5 key insights moving from pilot to country-level scale and can contribute to strengthening an effective ecosystem of technology-enriched educational programs.
Read to Kids Pilot Report
Leveraging Mobile Technology for Parental Engagement in the Early Years. This Report shows the findings from the Read to Kids India Pilot (2015-2017).
Anasoma Mid-term Report
This report shows the initial findings of the first sprint of the Anasoma Research aimed at identifying barriers of and drivers to female mobile readership in Kenya.
Device Durability Report
This report shows that the new e-reader models that Worldreader has been deploying over the past 3+ years stand up to hard use.
Reading Programs in the Digital Age
This report highlights the importance of access to books and the need for a format neutral approach to reading programs in the Global South.
Solar Solution for Digital Reading
This report reveals that renewable energy isn’t simply keeping e-readers charged, but is re-energizing entire communities around education.
Project LEAP: E-Readers in African Libraries with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The baseline report of Project LEAP (Libraries, e-Reading, Activities and Partnership) was led by Worldreader in 8 libraries in Kenya, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. LEAP aims to improve reading in Africa.
iREAD 2 Midterm Study Results: All Children Reading in Ghana
With e-books on e-readers provided through Worldreader’s iREAD program, this report shows that primary students doubled their reading speed and comprehension, helping them read more and read better.
iREAD Ghana Study: Final Evaluation Report
USAID conducted an independent evaluation of Worldreader’s iREAD program in Ghana. The study shows that iREAD increased student literacy with improvements in oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and positive reading habits.
iREAD Vacation School Report: Facilitating access to books during school vacation
Worldreader helped students read during their school break, by setting up the iREAD Vacation School. Students checked out e‐readers and read in the classroom. The high level of participation showed that iREAD is increasing reading in Africa.
Millions Learning: Scaling up quality education in developing countries
The report tells the story of where and how quality education has scaled in low- and middle-income countries, featuring Worldreader as a case study.