Our current and former projects range from monitoring and evaluation projects to developing stakeholder engagement strategies to technical leadership.

As Technical Contributor to the USAID-funded Consortium on Pre-Primary Data and Measurement in Africa, we are working with the ECD Measure team to build knowledge on how to better use data to improve quality and outcomes in early childhood programs.

We recently developed a stakeholder engagement strategy for the UNESCO Institute for Statistics’ Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) initiative, including stakeholder analysis and advocacy for indicator 4.1.1 (a) on early grade reading and mathematics.

In the first half of 2018, we developed a long-term governance structure for the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metric (SEA-PLM) with UNICEF and the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO).

Our team has authored a paper identifying global needs for strengthening learning assessment systems, conducted consultations, and provided senior editorial support to the Global Partnership for Education in support of its Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) initiative.


What we did before

Unbounded Associates was formed in 2018, but our team has decades of experience influencing global, regional, national and local education policies. Here are a few examples of projects and products one or more of our team members has helped create:


Breadth of Learning Opportunities, A fresh approach to evaluating education systems.

Kate Anderson, Seamus Hegarty, Martin Henry, Helyn Kim, and Esther Care,

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Learning Champions: How 15 countries, cities, and provinces came together to rethink learning assessment.

Kate Anderson & Joshua Mushkin


Toward Universal Learning: Recommendations from the Learning Metrics Task Force.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Center for Universal Education at Brookings


This video highlights the work of the Learning Metrics Task Force, a coalition of organizations and government agencies co-led by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics that emphasizes the importance of learning and using assessments to improve learning.

Kate Anderson, while at the Brookings Institution, on Canada as an education super power.