We believe in the power of collective action – so partnerships are at the heart of our work
We partner with multiple organizations who either work to support schools and improve learning or engineer systems change. As a learning organization, we have a flexible working practice that’s open to ideation and experimentation, and focused on long-term commitment. We believe in the importance of empowering local actors to deliver sustainable solutions. Equally, working in partnerships with national governments is key to our Theory of Change.
We work with financial institutions who prioritize social impact, and are either working in education or willing to expand their capital to serve low-fee private schools. Partners must have the resources to understand the sector and develop tailored products, be committed to having the operational reach to serve underserved communities, and ideally have experience managing donor-funds.
We fund organizations with programs focused on improving learning outcomes, which have the potential to be replicable and scalable across all education settings – including teacher training, student interventions, school leadership development, low-to-no connectivity edtech innovators, and community-based learning support.
We work with organizations who recognize the existing mixed economy of education and support integration of the affordable non-state sector (ANS) into national education systems with an eye toward equity and quality. Collaborators include other funders, membership networks, research organizations, government, and academics.
Our funding provision is based on grants, program-related investments, credit guarantees, technical assistance and knowledge sharing. We are highly interested in working with other donors on co-funding and consortium funding programs, to leverage blended finance and extend reach.