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© 2024 Opportunity International Education Finance functions under its US and UK affiliates. Opportunity International United Kingdom is registered as a charity in England and Wales (1107713) and in Scotland (SCO39692). Opportunity International United Statesis a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Publications Research & Learning

EduFinance is committed to sharing our ongoing program research and learnings in order to contribute and drive dialogue on solutions for getting more children into better quality schools globally. Read more on past and current EduFinance studies here.

TVET Fee Financing: Measuring NSDC - Opportunity EduFinance Partnership Impact

EduFinance estimates a market demand of USD 1.6 billion for skilling courses, which could also be financed by Non-Banking Financing Companies (NBCs). Based on these market findings and opportunity for impact, EduFinance and the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) partnered with the overall objective of ensuring Indian youth are equipped with skills relevant to emerging industries in India including IT services, hospitality, retail, healthcare, and banking.

Pathways to Excellence: Assessing EduQuality school progress in quality improvements

School quality is one of the primary determinants of whether children who attend school actually learn the basic literacy and numeracy skills they need to progress in their education, their work, and their lives. The Pathways to Excellence (P2E) guide was designed as a key component of EduQuality, a three-year holistic school development program offered by Opportunity EduFinance. This report provides key lessons learned to consider when working with school leaders to improve children’s learning.

QuIP Report EduFinance Kenya

Opportunity EduFinance

Opportunity EduFinance commissioned this Qualitative Impact Protocol (QuIP) study from Bath Social & Development Research Ltd. to conduct independent confirmatory and exploratory research into their programme model and theory of change.

Classroom Observation Tool: Development Overview

Dr. Anna Ermakova

An overview of the EduFinance Classroom Observation Tool Methodology, by Dr. Anna Ermakova, Monitoring & Evaluation Global Advisor

Examining the effect of school development loans on education capacity and quality: evidence from Ghana and Uganda

Scott Sheridan

A dissertation by Scott Sheridan, Operations Director for Opportunity International EduFinance.

Lessons Learned & Future Strategies for Education Finance

Opportunity EduFinance

In May 2021, the EduFinance Technical Assistance team brought together senior management from 54 financial institutions across Africa, Asia and Latin America for a series of virtual interactive workshops with over 120 participants to discuss their experiences, challenges and solutions in providing EduFinance products and services during the pandemic and beyond.

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Affordable Non-State School Sector

Opportunity EduFinance

As school began closing due to COVID-19, Opportunity EduFinance began a series of market research reassessments with the aim of better understanding how schools, teachers and parents were being affected and what responses financial institutions could take

School Improvement Loans linked to increased learning outcomes in Uganda

University of Chicago's Center for RISC

Opportunity EduFinance partnered with University of Chicago’s Center for RISC to measure the effectiveness of School Improvement Loans in Uganda related to increasing learning outcomes for pupils.

Understanding School Fee Loans

Kantar Market Research & Opportunity EduFinance

Research study conducted by Kantar Market Research & Opportunity EduFinance in Nairobi, Kenya finds school fee loans decrease absenteeism rates

Education & Labour Market Outcomes: Insights for EduFinance

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

Through a detailed analysis of education systems, labour markets, and returns to education at each level, this report identifies opportunities for EduFinance to leverage investments in education to maximize labour market outcomes in terms of employability and earnings potential.

Fostering Learning: Driving Improvements in Learning Outcomes

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

This report undertakes an analysis to determine how EduFinance can efficiently measure and direct educational investments and initiatives in low-resource environments to achieve meaningful learning outcomes.

The Benefits of School Improvement Loans

FRIENDS Consult Ltd, Three Stones International, Opportunity International & Opportunity EduFinance

EduQuality Awards Winners 2018

Opportunity International EduFinance