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Our knowledge collaborator, Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings hosted a webinar last month, to share results and learnings from the first two years of QEI, unpack the key drivers behind the results and discuss the wider significance of impact bonds/other outcomes financing tools.

Panels comprising QEI ‘s core team and experts from the global impact bond and education sectors were full of great insights. Get more details on the speakers, the discussions and watch the recording via the link below.

Blogs & Reports 

Paying for Education Outcomes at Scale in India

Paying for Education Outcomes at Scale in India

Written by Emily Gustafsson-Wright and Izzy Boggild-Jones for Brookings and orginially posted on the Brookings website here. India faces considerable education challenges: More than half of children are unable to read and understand a simple text by the...

Year 1 Results Announcement

Year 1 Results Announcement

The world’s largest education Development Impact Bond enables 30% more students to overcome learning gaps and achieve basic literacy and numeracy skills in Year 1

Videos and Recordings


Webinar Recording - Paying for education outcomes at scale in India

Consortium members UBS Optimus, Gyan Shala and British Asian Trust were hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings for a webinar to explore the potential and limitations of utilizing impact bonds to improve learning outcomes in India.

Bridging the Human Capital Divide using Blended Finance | Charcha2020, May 2020

Using insights from the existing impact bond structures in India,  speakers shed light on the models that would be best suited for such structures in a post covid-19 world, where nonprofits need to innovate, and what it will take to get to these models off the ground quickly.

Innovative Finance in Education | Charcha2020, May 2020

The sector has long been about inputs rather than outcomes. A few innovative instruments have tried to change that. We talk about the role that non-traditional actors (like private equity and investment banks) can play.


Learnings from Year 1 | July, 2019


Catch up on our panel discussion from July 2019 examining the significance of the DIB’s first year results:

How DIB Ready is your Non-Profit | Charcha2020, May 2020

A workshop by consortium members Dalberg and Kaivalya Education Foundation at Charcha2020 to enable non-profit leaders to gain insights into fundraising through impact bond structures.