The five-year regional USAID/LAC Reads Capacity Program (LRCP), implemented by American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Juárez and Associates (J&A) under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-14-00058, seeks to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of early grade reading interventions in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. This will be achieved through the development and dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge resources and the provision of technical assistance to host country governments and other key stakeholders. The program, implemented from 2014-2019, enhances efforts to boost early grade reading outcomes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Peru, as well as Eastern Caribbean states.
During the 2017-2019 period, LCRP will intensify, deepen, and expand its work in Haiti. The LRCP team will provide technical support which will lead to sustained, systematic improvements in early grade literacy (EGL) capacity in Haiti. The LRCP team will provide technical support by building capacity in curriculum and materials development in the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENFP), in The Direction de Formation et de Perfectionnement (DFP) whose work focuses on teacher training, higher education institutions, and other education sector stakeholders including national instructional materials creators and printers, thus leading to sustained, systematic improvements in EGL capacity in Haiti.