The funds for the READ Trust Fund are provided by the Russian Government. The Trust Fund program is overseen by the READ Council, which was made up of Russian and World Bank leaders. The Council sets strategic directions for the program. In each country the program is implemented by World Bank education specialists and operations officers who work closely with country officials and staff. READ Trust Fund is operating at 2 levels, global level and country level.
At the global level, the primary goals of the program are to contribute to the overall global knowledge of countries in the field of educational assessment to improve quality. Specifically, in form of tools, analytical reports, and case studies on ideal assessment practices and strategy.
At the country level, countries will benefit from hands-on technical assistance of the World Bank. These activities are directed at improving key gaps in assessment capacities in the selected countries. Each country specific issues are identified in the action plans developed in-country reports and varied as countries are in different stages along the continuum of assessment development.