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Big data means investors should look again at African education

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 fast enough. Despite impressive progress, some 30 million children in Africa are out of school and this number appears to be growing. At least part of this crisis comes from a lack of funding for education. African governments spend an average 18 percent of their total spending on education, higher…

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Microfinance helps build a school, create jobs in coastal Ghana

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, UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report estimates that from 2013 to 2014, global aid to education dropped 4 percent to US$13.1 billion. That means that the world now needs to find an extra US$39 billion per year to achieve universal pre-primary, primary and secondary education of good…

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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. And when she told her family she was going to start a school, they asked her: “Hey Mum, are you sure that you can do it?” Today, Comfort runs an academy with 800 children and 40 teachers plus a nursery school next door. To get there, she took a microloan from Ghana’s Opportunity Bank. This first…

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