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IFC Education Strategy

IFC Helps Private Education Providers Expand to Reach More Students


In poor countries where governments may not have the resources to offer education to all of its citizens, parents often depend on private education to fill the gap. Innovation and technology are showing us new ways to scale up education delivery at reasonable cost. In addition to financing, IFC helps educational institutions manage efficiently, making them attractive to investors and giving them the financial resources required for expansion.


See how IFC client Laureate is creating access to higher education.



IFC Supports Higher Education Providers Who Promote Skills for Employment


Private education providers are particularly effective at linking together with industry to upgrade workforce skills and drive employment.  Youth unemployment, even among university graduates, is a drag on economic potential and undermines social stability. Private education companies are using the latest data collection technologies to ensure their programs are relevant for employers and result in value for students in the form of jobs and higher incomes.


See how IFC’s e4e initiative is helping students in the Middle East and North Africa improve their skills.



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