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 launched. Independent 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
Richard Hawkes & Abha Thorat-Shah of British Asian Trust talk about why the Trust adopted Social Finance as a way forward to deliver impact and meet the SDGs.
Prachi Windlass and Samar Bajaj of Michael and Susan Dell Foundation write about on success of the QEI DIB, and how it can be scaled to meet critical needs in India’s educational sector.