Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in more than 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Project Description: The five year Afghans Read Program (ARP) will improve the Ministry of Education’s capacity to measurably improve early grade reading outcomes and other basic skills among children in grades 1-3. Working across divisions and at all levels of the MOE, ARP will support the MOE to pilot the provision of quality educational services that improve the equitable access to safe learning environments for formal and Community-Based Education (CBE) schools.