Literacy Landscape Assessment
The Literacy Landscape Assessment (LLA) is a comprehensive and flexible approach to capturing and analyzing the many contextual factors that influence literacy acquisition of students in the primary grades or equivalent. It contains multiple tools and activities that can be applied in part or as a whole to suit the needs, time, and budget of its users. The LLA aligns with each principle of the USAID Education Policy, and follows the Reading MATTERS Framework, which outlines the elements of a literacy landscape that must be in place and functioning coherently as a whole to enable literacy acquisition. The strategic objective of the LLA is to provide USAID missions, host-country governments, implementing partners, and other key stakeholders with critical information and data about the literacy and early grade reading landscape.
The LLA is organized into three contexts:
- the Education System;
- the Learning Environment (formal and nonformal); and
- the Home and Community
The LLA is designed to:
- Provide a comprehensive and detailed analysis and recommendations that can be used by the host-country government and partners for transforming the existing literacy landscape into one where all parts are functioning coherently to enable learning to take place.
- Collect more comprehensive data to inform outcome and performance indicators, allowing donors and implementers to set more realistic targets for achieving intermediate and long-term success.
- Engage host-countries in defining the role of USAID and other partners in ensuring sustained improvements in literacy.
- Create potentially large cost savings by increasing efficiencies, through investments in making a learning coherent system and other quality enhancing measures.
Country reports are available to download, and the full toolkit for implementing a Literacy Landscape Assessment is coming soon!