IFE Cases

Different mechanisms of innovative financing for education have been implemented in diverse contexts, with various purposes and involving many stakeholders.

The case studies here displayed explore and illustrate how these mechanisms work in practice. The cases tell the story behind the design and implementation of various mechanisms, shedding light on the financing challenges they address. The case studies fall into two different categories – short cases and in-depth case studies.

In the coming months additional case studies will be published here.

In-depth case studies

India Education Outcomes Fund

This case study showcases the design and the process of establishing a  catalytic platform, the India Education Outcome Fund (IEOF) of Social Finance India (SF-IND), aimed at providing sustainable and innovative funding at scale to deliver educational outcomes. The IEOF is still under development but readers of this case study can learn about what is involved in setting up such a  platform by understanding the issues encountered, choices made and implementation mechanisms being considered for adoption in the marketplace.

Short case studies

Educate Girls Development Impact Bond

Global Partnership for Education – GPE Multiplier Fund

International Financing Facility for Education (IFFEd)

Girls Rising and Global Education Fund

Education Performance for Results Program in Tanzania

Education, Youth, and Employment Bond­­—Inter-American Development Bank

Lumni Income Share Agreement

Debt-for-education swaps: Cases between Spain and Latin American countries

IDP Rising Schools Program

Crowdsourcing student loans: Student financing in Kenya with Kiva and Strathmore University


Please contact us:

  1. If you would like to develop workshops or talks for education and finance professionals on innovative financing for education using IFE project material.
  2. If you would like to develop additional case studies on an innovative financing project or partner with NORRAG on additional research on the topic.
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