Find out more about our portfolio of programmes in South Asia, including TESS-India, helping India reach and teach an additional 1.33 million teachers, and English in Action, working in partnership to transform the use of English across Bangladesh.
As with our work across Africa, our activity in South Asia is underpinned by partnerships and driven by demand. Our focus at present is on education programmes and research – we have programmes running or about to launch in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, all created in direct response to government need, and a growing research portfolio dedicated to development issues including infrastructure, economics and technology.
Our programmes include English in Action, working in partnership to transform the English communication abilities of 25 million people across the country by 2017, TESS-India (Teacher Education through School-based Support in India), scheduled for full launch late summer 2012 with the ambition of dramatically improving the speed and quality of teacher education across India, and TELS-HEP, a pilot programme recently launched in Pakistan to transform the use of English within higher education institutions, focusing attention on lecturers and also on students both in study and when moving into graduate employment.
Our research portfolio both complements our development programmes, providing vital feedback into the success and impact of our work, while also addressing a wide range of issues directly impacting the scale, speed and sustainability of development across South Asia, such as the regulation of energy infrastructure in India, and the impact of economic migration from India and China.