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EdTech Hub

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The £20m+ “Research and Innovation Hub on Technology for Education” (EdTech Hub) grant has been awarded to a consortium of 6 partners including the University of Cambridge. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the EdTech Hub will study over the next 7 years how effective, culturally appropriate uses of EdTech do – and do not – help to accelerate, spread and scale system-level interventions that lead to better learning outcomes for children in low-income countries. Importantly, the hub sets out to determine where EdTech offers the greatest value for money and social return on investment.

Research team

Principal Investigator and Research Co-Director

Senior Research Associate

Research Associate

Research Programme Administrator

  • Nicola Deboys

Research Co-Director

  • Dr Björn Haßler (REAL Centre Associate; Open Development & Education)

Senior Research Advisor

Research Advisors

External team members

The research team also includes members from Jigsaw Consult

  • David Hollow (Co-Director of Research, EdTech Hub)
  • Meaghan Brugha (Researcher)
  • Joel Mitchell (Consultant)


Department for International Development (DFID)


Overseas Development Institute Results for DevelopmentBrinkJigsaw Open Development & Education


June 2019 – June 2027

Contact and social media

For any enquiries concerning the Hub’s work, please contact us


twitter: #EdTechHub

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