International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, is one of the largest global development institutions focused on creating private sector solutions to development challenges in emerging markets. Through its new “Upstream” line of business, IFC has the ability to create new investment opportunities in emerging markets and shift from being project takers to market makers. By engaging in early-stage project development, IFC can now extend its support to clients all the way from initial idea generation and concept development, through implementation and the final stage of developing scalable and impactful investment solutions.
IFC invests across various education service providers including Universities, technical and vocational education providers, online and mobile education providers, publishers and education material providers, as well as early-childhood and basic education service providers. Upstream activities allow IFC to work with this wide range of education service providers by:
- Co-funding and supporting diagnostic and scoping activities to explore new markets and test the feasibility of novel concepts
- Offering advisory and project development support
- Providing stapled financing to fund education projects
Through this session with IFC, you can learn more about IFC and its Upstream business intentions, and identify ways to collaborate in order to create innovative and scalable solutions for education in emerging markets as well as funding education opportunities in the private sector.
Worlddidac Assciation is honoured to moderate this workshop comprising of a 30 min Presentation and 30 min Q&A session.