Scaling Quality Education in India:

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


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

Our knowledge collaborator, Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings hosted a webinar 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. Watch the webinar recording below. You can read the event blog by CUE  here.


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  


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