Education Finance Network
Improving Programs through Evidence Building and Knowledge Sharing
Mission, Vision & Aims
The Education Finance Network was developed with a mission to convene diverse education stakeholders with a focus on leveraging non-state resources to create inclusive, high-quality education systems that assist the one in three children that are out of schools in low- and lower-middle income countries globally.
The vision for the Network is a global education sector where disadvantaged learners have equal access to quality education and where state and non-state education actors work together, relying on open dialogue, collaboration, and evidence of what works.
Specific areas of focus will be driven by Network members’ priority interests, including evidence and content related to:
- Results-Based Finance
- Making the investment case
- Private support to public education
- Support to non-state schools
- Regulatory environments
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Why Join the Education Finance Network?
The Education Finance Network provides its members opportunities to network, engage the public sector through streamlined, transparent policy forums, work on technical issues and trends affecting the sector through focused working groups, access members’ only research, and participate in professional development. Members will include foundations, donors, impact investors, practitioner networks, and research and advisory organizations. All members benefit from the Network’s core service offerings:
Looking for Evidence?
Aggregating, widely sharing and building on existing evidence is key to achieving the aims of the Education Finance Network. Aligned with this, the Network has developed an interactive Evidence Gap Map that draws from the large body of existing evidence on non-state actors in education, and includes academic, peer-reviewed journals that present a high-level of rigor alongside grey literature that may be more relevant and easily applied to practitioners’ work.
The Education Finance Network is currently led by a diverse nine-member Steering Committee:
- Brookings Institution
- U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
- Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
- Global Schools Forum
- Higherlife Foundation
- UBS Optimus Foundation
- Fundación Luker
Three executive committee members advise and support the Network through the Education Finance Network Management Team:
- Dalberg Advisors
- Opportunity International