IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

On April 8, 2017, the IDP Foundation’s Executive Director Allison Rohner and Project Manager Jenna O’Brien traveled to Harvard University to sign a two-year partnership agreement with the Harambe Entrepreneurs Alliance (HEA).

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Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago recently announced that it has raised $77 million of the $100 million it seeks to mobilize for impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises working throughout the Chicago region.

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The Business of Education in Africa (Report)

The Business of Education in Africa (Report)

Earlier this month, the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) took place in Durban, South Africa, which convened regional and global leaders from government, business, and civil society to identify and prioritize efforts to help Africa achieve inclusive growth.

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Gordon Brown Delivers Lecture at the UN: “Promises Made to Children are Sacred”

Gordon Brown Delivers Lecture at the UN: “Promises Made to Children are Sacred”

On Wednesday, April 19 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, The Irene D. Pritzker/IDP Foundation Distinguished Lecture on Social and Economic Development, co-hosted by Foreign Policy Association in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, featured the Right Honorable Gordon Brown, former United Kingdom Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

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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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