The first phase of Digital Learning for Development (DL4D), from 2015 to 2018, is part of the Information Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (INASSA) program funded jointly by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, and administered by the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) of the Philippines.
DL4D Phase I aims to improve educational systems in developing countries in Asia through testing digital learning innovations and scaling proven ones. It seeks to:
- Better understand how digital learning innovations contribute to improved educational equity, quality and efficiency in developing countries in Asia
- Foster international collaboration and partnerships on digital learning innovation research in developing country contexts in Asia and the rest of the world in order to expand the reach, scope and impact of the DL4D network
- Scale proven digital learning innovations through contributing to educational policy-making and action at national and sub-national levels in developing countries in Asia