Evaluating Solutions

2024 LEAP Challenge

Eager to demonstrate that your education solution has a positive impact on learners?

Submissions are Closed


Diego Adame

Sr. Director, Programs, LEGO Foundation


Renaud Comba

Education Specialist, UNICEF Innocenti

Drew Edwards

Co-Founder, Board Director, Pangea Educational Development

Pauline Essah

Director of Research and Programmes, Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA)

Kim Foulds

Vice President, Content Research & Evaluation, Sesame Workshop

Christopher Geary

CEO & Co-Founder, BSD Education

Beatriz Guillen

Executive Director, The Resource Foundation

Emilio Lopez

Education Program Officer, Tinker Foundation

Elisa Mansur

Principal, VélezReyes+

Maria Monge

Sr. Policy and Communications Manager, J-PAL LAC

Joel Ogunsola

Founder & President, Tech4Dev

Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola

CEO, Lead Consultant, Exquitec Education Technology

Anna Penido

Executive Director, Centro Lemann de Sobral


Stephen Senyo Tettegah

Ghana Country Manager, Luminos Fund

Lea Simpson

Director, EdTech Hub

Simon Sommer

Co-CEO, Jacobs Foundation

Diana M. Suarez

Founder & Strategic Advisor, GLOT Inc

Alejandro Villanueva

Executive Director, Televisa Foundation


Victor Volman

Director of the Observatory, Argentinos por la Educación

Judging Criteria

  • Partnership Readiness: The application demonstrates that the organization has a supportive infrastructure and a dedicated Team Lead who has the authority, capacity, and qualities to partner and engage collaboratively with a Fellow Team on a research-intensive LEAP Project.
  • Evidence Understanding: The application has a promising or sound Theory of Change or logic
    model that describes what the solution does and why it matters coherently and convincingly. The application outlines a clear understanding of the solution’s current evidence base and the need to strengthen it.
  • Research Aims: The research questions seek to establish and/or strengthen the evidence
    base of the solution and advance children’s learning outcomes. The research questions are logical based on the organization’s needs. The outputs appropriately link to the research questions.
  • Project Feasibility: The application proposes a LEAP Project with outputs that are manageable
    for a Fellow team (3-4 part-time LEAP Fellows working 6-10 hours a week) to accomplish within a 12-week sprint period.
  • Potential for Impact: The application outlines a realistic, practical plan for what the
    organization will do with the outputs once the LEAP Project concludes. The application proposes a LEAP Project that has the potential to be transformative for the organization’s solution and the population it serves.

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