Pratham USA ranks among the top 3% of all nonprofits in America, consistently achieving a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for “sound fiscal management” and “commitment to accountability and transparency."
“ASER tackles the challenge of measuring learning outcomes and uses this information to drive improvements in schools. The issue is critical, and the ASER model, now ten years old, is best-in-class.” — Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
“ASER provides an evidence base on the outcomes of learning (proficiency in key subjects) versus inputs (attendance), which both improves accountability and impact. By moving from one to seven countries, it has demonstrated the ability to scale.” — Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Science, Technology and Industry Department, OECD
“Pratham has expanded the scope of education in resource constrained areas… through two significant innovations: the creation of simple, accurate and reliable tools for communities to assess learning; and a process that uses scientific evidence to develop new cost-effective programs that drastically improve learning levels.” — BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award jury citation
“Our inaugural honorees represent an extraordinary range of geography and achievement. What they share in common are vision, passion and proven impact, wherever and however they happen to be changing the world.” — Josette Sheeran, Asia Society president