The International Development in Asia Committee
provides information on Asian affiliates' projects, upcoming conferences, and contact information for national affiliates and councils and other literacy leaders in Asia. Contact IRA's Global Operations staff for more information about Asian activities coordination.

For a list of affiliates in Asia, please click here.


Call for Papers
2013 Asian Literacy Conference

5–7 September 2013
Bali, Indonesia

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 Global Operations Brochure

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The Global Literacy Professional Development Network

The Global Literacy Professional Development (GLPD) Network is a comprehensive literacy teacher training program that addresses the educational challenges facing developing countries today. It provides core instruction for primary teachers to improve the types of strategies they use with students, and engage students more actively in effective classroom instruction.


The objectives of the GLPD Network are to

  • design, implement, and support a high quality literacy teacher professional development network
  • improve literacy teacher practices
  • improve student literacy learning experiences
  • improve literacy teacher performance at the end of a three-year implementation cycle
  • employ face-to-face and virtual professional development and networking to enhance program success

Full GLPD Program Brief


  • Primary Grades Reading in Developing Countries Project

  • Improving Quality through Reading and Assessment (IQRA) in Oman

  • Room to Read – Bangladesh

  • Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Literacy Hub

  • Pakistan – Education Sector Reform Action Plan


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