Innovative Financing

6 Great Fundraising Tools for Schools

If you are looking for some good web tools for running digital fundraising campaigns in your school, the selection below has you covered. You can use them for a variety of purposes including event fundraising, team or individual fundraising, cause fundraising and many...

Paying for School: Six Insights for Better Financial Services

The inability to pay fees and other education expenses keeps many children out of school. What is the extent of these challenges, who is affected and what kinds of financial services could help? These questions are further explored below, and in a new CGAP...

Development Impact Bonds: a way to bridge the SDG investment gap

We recently celebrated the first anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a universally agreed set of goals, targets and indicators that will shape the development agenda until at least 2030. A year on and it’s still too early to assess progress....

Want a Better, Safer World? Build a Finance Facility for Education

The global education crisis can seem overwhelming. Today, there are 263 million children and young people throughout the world who are not in school, and 60 million of them live in dangerous emergencies. Fast forward to 2030, and our world could be one where more than...

Uganda: Sharing of big data to enable investment in education

LONDON, 13 June 17 – Millions more children could end up getting an education, when Opportunity International (OI) shares its experience and data on education microfinance, enabling others to invest in education. With 263 million children out of school, banks and...

Donors should dedicate 10% of their aid to education

This week, the International Development Committee of the UK parliament recommended in a letter to the country’s Department for International Development (DFID) that it dedicate 10% of its development aid to education. The letter submitted referenced our latest 2016...

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