English In Action
English in Action is a ground-breaking, technology enhanced development programme aiming to transform the English...
Health Education and Training: HEAT
Distance learning for thousands of community-based health workers will reduce maternal and child mortality in...
Teachers in Africa are developing their classroom skills using educational resources supplied free on the internet...
The OpenWASH programme will help deliver the skills needed to tackle a lack of access to basic sanitation and clean...
Improving Girls’ Learning Outcomes
The Improving Girls’ Learning Outcomes project in Sierra Leone aims to create new role models for girls in schools...
Malawi Access Into Teaching Scholarships (MATS)
The Access Into Teaching project in Malawi offers young women a second chance at a teaching career.
The TESS-India (Teacher Education through School-based Support in India) project is working alongside the Indian...
The continuing advance of mobile technology and communications is having an impact on development strategy and...
Launched in early 2012, the TELS-HEP project transformed the use of the English language within higher education...
What does the rise of China mean for Africa?
An Open University research programme is evaluating the impact of the Asian country’s dynamic growth on low-income...
International Development Office (IDO)
The Open University has been committed to International Development for over twenty years. We are globally recognised for our teaching and pioneering research within the sector, and for driving innovation.
Uniquely, The Open University also helps deliver development programmes in partnership with governments, NGOs, funding institutions and local partners. Our programmes across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia address areas such as frontline health, teacher education and English language teaching.
We work where there is the greatest need: where our expertise can impact the many, rather than the few, and where our work helps create sustainable social and economic development.