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17.1.2023 | Jamie Lee

A look back at HundrED in 2022 and forward to 2023

To end the year, we published our annual Impact Report highlighting all of the amazing work that has been done in 2022, to thank our partners and community members for their support. We gathered the top highlights in this article.

You can download your own copy of the Impact Report 2022 here.

HundrED Theory of Change

In 2022, we worked on culminating our learnings to refine our Theory of Change and inform why we do what we do and how we do it. We believe that in our capacity as a facilitator, enabler and platform for promoting collective action, HundrED can play a crucial role in helping elevate grassroots innovations across our education systems. We can do this by connecting a bottom up approach with the top down systems level transformation that SDG4 has set out to achieve. We believe that sustained transformation of education will happen in that magical place in the middle, where impactful solutions combine with a mandate for change from visionary leadership and matched to sufficient resourcing.

Our work at HundrED can be divided into three interrelated areas:

  • Identifying Impactful and Scalable Innovations
  • Amplifying Innovators and their Solutions
  • Facilitating Implementation of Innovations

Highlights from the Past Year

1. Global Collection 2023

Every year, HundrED selects 100 education innovations that represent some of the most impactful and scalable practices in education today. This year we are representing a total of 11 more countries than last year’s collection and 16 more than the year before. Increasing the country spread of our collections contributes to the overall HundrED mission of giving recognition and visibility to education innovations from every corner of the globe. 

2. Summit 2022

After three years of online events, we embraced the opportunity to organise the HundrED Innovation Summit 2022 in person in Finland. We partnered with the City of Helsinki and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) to create a three-day celebration for the 100 most impactful and scalable education innovators and for our wider education changemaker community. 

3. Spotlights

HundrED Spotlights are an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into education innovations and trends either in a specific area of education (e.g. social and emotional learning or parental engagement), or within a certain geographic location (e.g. Bangladesh or Pennsylvania). 

In 2022, we completed two Spotlights:

Spotlight on Formative Assessment - Improving Learning for Every Child

This Spotlight with Jacobs Foundation aimed to identify impactful and scalable education innovations that promote the systematic use of formative assessment to inform teaching and learning. HundrED and the Jacobs Foundation selected 14 innovations across 12 countries spanning almost all the continents. 

Policy Report: Social and Emotional Learning

This policy report is a continuation of our work on social and emotional learning from our Spotlight project in April 2021. The policy report is aimed at policymakers eager to widen their understanding, address the challenges and increase the opportunities for social emotional learning in their education system. The report is a joint effort by HundrED and the LEGO Foundation to highlight relevant research, share key challenges and showcase successful solutions implemented across the world. The report showcases SEL practices from 10 different countries: Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. 

The Future of HundrED


The next big thing for HundrED is the opening of ImplementED - the Education Innovation Implementation Centre we are founding together with the Jacobs Foundation online and physically located in Switzerland. The aim of this unit is to focus on supporting education providers to implement education innovations collaboratively in their context, and the work is already ongoing in several projects. Simultaneously, we will continue identifying education innovations. We aim to introduce an even more sophisticated research process during 2023. 

Our long-term goal is that by 2030, we want to be trusted by many education systems as their go-to community of education innovations that can help them to reach their curriculum demands and needs, and we hope to be able to resource and fund innovation implementation and competency building in many developing contexts together with our partners, innovators, and community members.


In order to facilitate the implementation of innovations, HundrED has formulated the Tailor-Made process, which is a practical methodology designed for education leaders who want to improve education in their schools. The process has been co-developed together with our partner network, and it builds on our knowledge on how to combine contextual understanding from the location with global education innovation research. 

This year, HundrED is working with partners in Finland and the United States on the following Tailor-Made projects:

Swedish Speaking Vocational Institutions

HundrED and Konstsamfundet; a foundation supporting culture for the Swedish speaking Finns, has launched a Tailor-Made project in Swedish language technical and vocational Institutions. The goal of the project is to identify and test education innovations together with teachers and students in the domain of student wellbeing. 

City of Helsinki

Helsinki Education Division and HundrED are working together to identify and test innovations that will support student wellbeing in Helsinki schools and kindergartens. Together, we aim to take a view of the whole child and help students to have more opportunities to exercise their agency, leading to a greater sense of student well-being.

Parents as Allies

Parents as Allies is transforming education systems through family-school collaboration in Pennsylvania, USA. The work is done through 22 school districts which are implementing different kinds of family school engagement hacks and strategies to build trust within the school community. 


Faved is a collaboration between HundrED and Schools2030, a ten-year participatory learning improvement programme based in 1,000 government schools across ten countries. The first version of the platform was launched in June 2022 at the Schools2030 global forum, with 100 existing practices gathered from teachers. Faved works in desktop and mobile browsers, and the native iOS and Android mobile applications were added in June 2022. The service is currently being developed further with country coordinators and incorporating Faved into the existing human-centred design thinking process aimed at 10,000 public school teachers in the Schools2030 network. 


To read more about our work, download our Impact Report 2022

For more information on opportunities to partner with HundrED, or to learn more regarding our specific focus areas across the education innovation agenda for 2023, please contact our Head of Growth, David Connolly (david.connolly(at)hundred.org).