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Accountability, EduFinance, and UNESCO's GEM Report

by Opportunity International

The UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report has just published its first annual edition, reporting this year on sustainability in education, and we’ll be posting our thoughts about it later…

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School Loans, Job Creation, and the Advancement of…

by By Nathan Byrd, Head of Education Finance

In a new third-party analysis of 94 Ugandan schools accessing Opportunity EduFinance loans, the resulting school growth created an average of 18.6 additional jobs within the community. How Schools Expand…

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Microfinance boosts education for 44,000 Ugandan girls

by Opportunity International

For too long, microloans in the education sector were difficult, unprofitable, and unsustainable. Cash flows were irregular, the returns on investment took time. And lenders could not stomach the risks. …

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Consigning the cane to history

by Opportunity International

For as long as anyone can remember, many teachers in Ghana have relied on the cane to control their classroom. These days it has become more frowned upon, however the practice is not yet illegal and remains…

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Big data means investors should look again at African…

by Nathan Byrd, Head of Opportunity EduFinance

As delegates gather in Kigali for the World Economic Forum on Africa this week, they may be encouraged to hear how the digital revolution can help transform Africa’s education systems. It cannot happen…

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Microfinance helps build a school, create jobs in coastal…

by Opportunity International

The latest figures from UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report remind us how donor aid can be so capricious, even for something as critically important as education. Released on Monday, April 25th,…

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Aid drops for education, shows microfinance is needed

by Opportunity International

Comfort grew up in a fishing community on Ghana’s sunny Atlantic Ocean coast. Most people worked with fisheries, but Comfort wanted to teach. She began by teaching three children on her front porch.…

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How microfinancing has changed African communities…

CITY AM - Education is essential in breaking the cycle of poverty but, globally, over 57m children do not attend primary school and the majority of that number live in Africa.

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Giving women control over their finances

THE GUARDIAN - Including more women from the developing world in the global economy can help them and their communities escape poverty – so what role should the private sector and civil society play?

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Reimagining Scholarships: can big data reduce child…

THE GUARDIAN - Spotting which parents have a history of missing school fees payments could help identify the students most in need of a scholarship or education loan.

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