Latin America

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

Click here for a list of affiliates in Latin America.

Regional Events

Congreso Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo de la Lectura y la Escritura

The XIII Congreso Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo de la Lectura y la Escritura, with the theme "Leer y Escribir en un Mundo Diverso: Desafíos y Perspectivas," will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, September 30–October 2, 2015. Click here for more information.


Early Grades Reading Activity (EGRA) (2007–2009)

IRA led this EQUIP project which focused on early grades reading in developing countries. The objective of this activity was to use research conducted by IRA on early grades reading policies in these countries both at the school level and the pre-service level to help support the development of a document that would serve as a toolkit to aid international and national education development donors and NGO partners in developing pertinent and effective early grades reading programs in these countries. Click here to view the toolkit.

Strengthening Professional International Networks (2001–2003)

A two-year grant from the Ford Foundation supported IRA's Latin American affiliates in building a professional community that can activate and sustain professional development and education reform.


The International Development in Latin America Committee website publishes occasional reports and other documents of particular interest to educators in the region.

For resources designed for Spanish-speaking parents to help support children and teens with literacy learning at home, visit Spanish Language Literacy Resources from Links are available in both English and Spanish.


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