The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable estimates of children’s schooling status and basic learning levels in reading and math for every rural district in India. ASER is designed for use in rural communities. Volunteers orally deliver the survey questions in families’ homes, to account for all children, regardless of whether they are enrolled in school.
This profile is one in a series of eight that illustrate several unique roles that bold philanthropy can play in surmounting India’s many social challenges. Though identified in the Indian context, these roles are so foundational to the global philanthropic ecosystem that they can be thought of as archetypes of bold giving. You can learn more about these archetypes in our report Bold Philanthropy in India: Insights from Eight Social Change Initiatives