Scaling Quality Education in India:

Year 2 Results of the Quality Education India Development Impact Bond and Beyond


Thursday, October 15, 2020 

8:00 -9:30 am EDT | 5:30 -7:00 pm IST |1:00 – 2:30 pm BST

In 2018, the world’s largest education Development Impact Bond – the Quality Education India DIB (QEI DIB) was launchedIndependent evaluation has shown, that over the last two years, the QEI DIB has exceeded targets, significantly improving learning outcomes for 100,000+ children. Read more about the results . 

We are pleased to invite you to a webinar hosted by our knowledge collaborator, Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings to share learnings from this innovative project, understand the key drivers behind the results and discuss the wider significance of impact bonds/other outcomes financing tools. 

At the webinar you will hear from QEI DIB’s core team including the British Asian Trust, ConveGenius Insights (previously Gray Matters India), Dalberg Advisors, Kaivalya Education Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation.  We will also be joined by senior Government and education experts who will share insights on how our learnings can support the wider development agenda in India.

We hope that you will join us! If you have any questions in advance, please send them to CUE@brookings.edu.


Session 1 – A Fireside Chat on the QEI DIB Journey

Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Brookings

Abha Thorat-Shah, British Asian Trust

Session 2 – Understanding Year 2 Results and their Drivers

Aditya Natraj, Kaivalya, Education Foundation

Sowmya Velayudham, ConveGenius Insights (Formerly Gray Matters India)

Dhun Davar, UBS Optimus Foundation 

Moderator: Gaurav Gupta, Dalberg Advisors

Session 3 – Scaling Outcome-based Funding for Education  

Dr Maitreyi Bordia Das, World Bank

Adil Zainulbhai, Quality Council of India

Moderator: Tamar  Manuelyan Atinc, Brookings  



Abha Thorat-Shah, Executive Director, Social Finance, British Asian Trust

Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Senior Fellow - Global Economy Development, Center for Universal Education, Brookings

Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Quality Council of India

Sowmya Velayudham, CEO, Gray Matters India (Now ConveGenius Insights)

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development at Brookings

Maitreyi Bordia Das is Practice Manager, Urban, Resilience & Land Global Practice, World Bank

Dhun Davar, Head, Social Finance , UBS Optimus Foundation & India Head, UBS Optimus Foundation and Philanthropy Services

Aditya Natraj, CEO, Kaivalya Education Foundation & Piramal School of Leadership

Gaurav Gupta, Partner, Asia Director, Dalberg Advisors

Prachi Windlass, Director, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India

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