Edovo Raises $9.8m to Make an Even Bigger Impact in the Lives of People Behind Bars
April 6th, 2018
The IDP Foundation, Inc. is one of 30 investors in Edovo's Series A round, in the form of a Program-Related Investment (PRI).
Decade of Fossil Collecting Gives New Perspective on Triassic Period
March 28th, 2018
New perspective on the emergence of dinosaurs made possible by fieldwork in Tanzania and Zambia supported in part by the IDP Foundation, Inc./The Field Museum.
Quona Capital Raising $150-200 mn Emerging Market Fund
March 26th, 2018
The IDP Foundation, Inc. has invested in Quona Capital's second fund, which will focus on investing in sectors that can use fintech to solve everyday problems.
Education Experts Square Off on the Public Versus Private School Debate in Africa
March 6th, 2017
Speaking at this week’s inaugural Africa Knowledge Fest at the World Bank’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, education experts weighed in on the debate in the African context.
IDP Foundation President Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management
December 15th, 2016
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.
GCE and the Straw Man: A response to the Global Campaign for Education report
November 10th, 2016
GCE has made the world a better place, but I would be remiss if I did not share my disappointment with their latest report: ‘Private Profit, Public Loss - why the push for low-fee private schools is throwing quality education off track’ (GCE, 2016).
Low-Fee Private Schools: Closing the Education Gap in Ghana
August 11th, 2016
The IDP Rising Schools Program's work is highlighted in this post from the United Nations Social Development Network.
Education in the Developing World: Giving Low-Fee Private Schools a Seat at the Table
July 26th, 2016
IDP Foundation Inc. President Irene Pritzker writes on the importance of including low-fee private schools in conversations around how to provide quality education for all.
Forefront Radio: Impact Investing for Scalable Social Change, Interview with Irene Pritzker, IDP Foundation
July 12th, 2016
In this podcast, Irene Pritzker talks with Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO of Forefront, about impact investing and philanthropy.