About GDL Radio

The GDL radio Collection includes Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) and Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI) resources. The content in the collection funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and other donors. The platform is funded and managed by Norway, as a flagship initiative within the Global Book Alliance.

These programs have each been put through several layers of quality assurance by their development teams, as scripts (based on existing project or Ministry materials) were systematically reviewed by various internal bodies and recordings were formatively evaluated through focus groups of students. They have also been subject to different forms of higher review, either by the funder or host country governments. Certification processes are different in each country, but one example comes from Malawi where the National Broadcasting Corporation Review Board previewed each program prior to broadcast.

The Global Digital Library

The GDL is a web platform where high-quality early grade reading books can be accessed for reading on digital devices or for printing. The platform also supports translation of books from English to more than 320 languages. The Library is funded and managed by Norway, as a flagship initiative within the Global Book Alliance.

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