Social Impact

Room to Read

A Five-year Strategic Plan

Introduction

Room to Read is a global nonprofit focused on girls’ education and children’s literacy, with a focus on Asia and Africa. The organization has recently developed the Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and engaged Oliver Wyman’s support in their key objective of “Increasing Program Access, Integration, and Influence.”

It was a great experience to support Room to Read and a great opportunity for the team to apply their consulting toolkit to a very different problem. The client was extremely happy with our work and the project provided a great learning opportunity for the team.
Imke Wouters, Partner

Scope

We provided support in two key priorities of education technology and program measurement. For education technology, we identified and prioritized technology solutions for Room to Read to enhance effective and sustainable program delivery in the target markets of India and Vietnam. In terms of program measurement, we guided Room to Read in prioritizing and selecting core impact indicators based on an extensive benchmarking study to better inform program decision-making and enable effective internal/ external stakeholder communications moving forward.

Impact

Our deliverables were very well-received by the organization, and we believe our recommendations will help Room to Read deliver long-term, sustainable impact in children’s education and literacy initiatives globally.