World’s first development impact bond for education shows successful achievement of outcomes in its final year

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Editor’s Note: The Brookings Institution hosted a public event on July 13 with the partners of the Educate Girls Development Impact Bond, the video of which can be viewed here.

About three years ago, an experiment in the financing and delivery of a program aimed at increasing girls’ school enrollment and achievement began in Rajasthan, India. In this rural area, where agriculture is the main form of subsistence, one in ten girls aged 11-14 are kept out of school

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