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Devex Opinion: World Bank education investment is needed in nonstate sector

IDP Foundation’s CEO Corina Gardner’s opinion piece in Devex emphasizes a need for investment by The World Bank in the affordable non-state education sector to support initiatives that provide vital education opportunities for vulnerable children, helping achieve global education goals. If we extend support to low-fee private schools we are extending support to all education for all children, now. Taking an all-hands-on-deck approach feels like the only way forward and must include the hands of local actors committed to building a better educational future from the ground up. However, resistance remains, with these schools too often ignored, whether willfully or systematically, keeping SDG 4 far out of reach.
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GPE Blog: The role of non-state schools in paving the way to universal basic education

IDP Foundation’s CEO Corina Gardner’s writes for the Global Partnership on Education blog on the important role of low-fee private schools in contributing to national education budgets and support national education goals. This piece looks at the growth of the sector as a significant part of a mixed economy of education provision and the financial challenges faced by education as a whole.
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Putting Outcomes Above Ideology: Why the Development Sector Must Recognize the Critical Role of Low-Fee Private Schools in Addressing the Global Learning Crisis

IDP Foundation's CEO Corina Gardner and Country Director Stephen Caleb Opuni talked to Next Billion about the urgency of the current learning loss due to the COVID 19 pandemic, and how that within the development sector there is often a significant disconnect between the global debate over whether the non-state sector should play a role in the global education landscape – and the reality on the ground.
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Building a more sustainable education landscape: Lessons from a decade of supporting low-fee private schools in Ghana

Following on from IDP Foundation's webinar, News Ghana highlighted our call for recognition and support of low-fee private schools. "According to the Foundation, patronage of low-fee private schools (LFPS) by low-income families who constitute 48% of the population, has been increasing over the years – hence the need for a state-led intervention to boost education."
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Supporting low-fee private schools to become sustainable is key to reducing the out of school impact of COVID-19: A Conversation with Inside Philanthropy

IDP Foundation's Executive Director, Corina Gardner recently spoke to Liz Longley at Inside Philanthropy about IDP Foundation’s support of the affordable non-state education sector – specifically low-fee private schools, and why we believe building their sustainability is key to tackling the continuing education crisis.
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Ghana Tertiary Education Commission and IDP Foundation Support Public School Teacher Training in Ghana, in Partnership with Sesame Workshop

The IDP Foundation, Inc. (IDPF), dedicated to encouraging and supporting sustainable solutions to complex global issues, has partnered with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), established by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023) to make a teacher-training programme IDPF-developed with Sesame Workshop, available to pre-service teacher education institutions in Ghana
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