Webinar + Moving the Discussion Forward on Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana

Webinar + Moving the Discussion Forward on Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana

Fresh off the release of their latest report on an increasingly diversifying education landscape, Results for Development and the IDP Foundation continue moving the discussion forward on low-fee private schools.

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Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management

Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management

A trip to Ghana in 2008 to help secure microfinance loans for struggling rural schools convinced IDP Foundation President Irene Pritzker that a new financing model was desperately needed to ensure the survival of these small local institutions.

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Esri’s Story Maps Capture the Impact of Empowering Girl’s and Women’s Rights

Esri’s Story Maps Capture the Impact of Empowering Girl’s and Women’s Rights

Last year, the United Nations convened to agree on the most important global development initiative to focus on until 2030, launching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 goals are accompanied by hundreds of targets and indicators; as such, with many organizations implementing the SDGs into their work, it is crucial that data collection process be thorough and accurate to track and measure impact, specifically around girls and women.

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What You Should Know About the Education Commission Report: The Learning Generation (Recapped)

What You Should Know About the Education Commission Report: The Learning Generation (Recapped)

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) recently launched its report on education financing at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly. In its report, “The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World,” The Education Commission’s vision is strikingly bold, outlining fundamentals that are razor sharp, focusing on four transformations: performance, innovation, sources of financing and inclusion.

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Low-Fee Private Schools: Closing the Education Gap in Ghana

Low-Fee Private Schools: Closing the Education Gap in Ghana

Within the past decade, there has been a surge in low-fee private schools in some of the poorest countries across the globe. In 2010, there were an estimated one million private schools in the developing world; however, the fastest-growing group of these are small low-fee private schools, run by entrepreneurs in poor areas that cater to those living on less than $2 (USD) a day.

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Irene Pritzker Featured on Forefront Radio Podcast

Irene Pritzker Featured on Forefront Radio Podcast

Recently, Irene Pritzker sat down to speak with Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO of Forefront, about impact investing.

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Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center Announces 2016 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Grants Recipients

Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center Announces 2016 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Grants Recipients

Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center recently announced the 2016 recipients of the IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Grants. In conjunction with the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, the five winners will receive the support needed to begin their projects.

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Liesel Pritzker Simmons Discusses How Impact Investing Can Change the World

Liesel Pritzker Simmons Discusses How Impact Investing Can Change the World

IDP Foundation’s co-founder, and 2015 Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Liesel Pritzker-Simmons, recently sat down with Stephanie Kim, associate director of community strategy at the Wharton School Impact Initiative (WSII), to discuss how to invest in projects and products with the goal of affecting social, environmental and financial change.

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IDP Foundation Attends SoCap 2015

IDP Foundation Attends SoCap 2015

The eighth annual SoCap (Social Capital Markets) conference recently took place in beautiful San Francisco, California, drawing a huge crowd of impact investors, foundations, social entrepreneurs and visionaries who gathered to discuss ways to increasing the flow of capital towards social good.

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Dr. Patrick Awuah Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Dr. Patrick Awuah Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Congratulations to Ashesi University President, Dr. Patrick Awuah, who has recently been named as one of the twenty-four recipients of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship!

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