On May 15, 2020, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Central Square Foundation (CSF) co-hosted the “Education in the Times of COVID-19: Challenges and Way Forward” panel discussion as part of the Charcha 2020 Forum in India. The event brought together practitioners, thinkers, community leaders, and policymakers to explore development challenges across multiple sectors, including education. This year’s forum focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the session in which I participated examined its impact on education systems across the globe while also exploring the role of innovative finance in education more generally.
At the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, we research how innovative financing can bring both more and smarter funding to address the global learning crisis. The panel discussion provided an excellent opportunity to share our research and learn about a range of innovative financing mechanisms currently in use. These mechanisms comprise both innovative sources of financing, as well as innovative ways of delivering funding that incentivize outcome achievement……………………….