New learning partnership with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the government of Himachal Pradesh

The IDinsight team works in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

The IDinsight team works in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.


Himachal Pradesh (HP) is looking to emerge as a leading state in India’s government school system. To that end, the HP Samarth program is a 24-month statewide education transformation program focused on increasing accountability for learning outcomes, improving the quality of teacher training, and investing in critical education infrastructure.

We are excited to announce a new learning partnership based in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) has selected IDinsight as an evaluation partner, alongside Samagra Development Associates as a management partner, to support the HP Samarth program. Through a learning partnership model, IDinsight will work with these stakeholders to generate evidence to inform the HP government on three high-potential policy areas in education:

  • Scaling up, and intensifying use of, student education technology

  • Strengthening teacher training interventions

  • Enhancing the use of data for review and monitoring

IDinsight will leverage two types of evaluation designs: traditional impact evaluations to inform state-level, and eventually, national-level adoption, as well as iterative design evaluations to provide rapid, yet specific, feedback on state-level challenges. As in any learning partnership, the IDinsight team aims to provide and optimize rigorous evidence, while remaining flexible and responsive to stakeholder needs.

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