Omidyar 02Photo credit: Lemann Foundation’s publication “Excelencia com Equidade”

Improving educational outcomes for Brazil’s low-to-middle-income families depends on innovations that include the participation and input of parents and students.

The first of its kind study, which was commissioned by Omidyar Network in partnership with research partner Plano CDE and with support from The Lemann Foundation, found that significant, non-educational barriers prevent families from connecting with the educational opportunities they prefer and support. These constraints include logistics, transportation, safety, and lack of nearby out-of-school programs.

Educational technology that is designed with these issues as a foundation can play an enormous role in better student outcomes and more informed parental decisions, but entrepreneurs seeking to innovate in education in Brazil must truly understand the pain points of parents and students to articulate the value proposition of these products to parents.

Read the full report in English or Portuguese.