Education Outcomes Fund (EOF) for Africa and the Middle East: Is it a Game Changer?

9 September 2018

A few months ago, a concept note appeared for an Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), produced by the Education Commission and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), proposing what is called ‘a game-changing initiative to drive results in education’. This Education Outcomes Fund seeks to raise US$1 billion to ‘scale up proven and/ or innovative services from non-State actors … by paying for the results achieved’.

Here we feature two critical responses to this proposal:

Keith M Lewin asks a series of critical questions

Keith M Lewin, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education, University of Sussex reviews the proposal and identifies a range of critical issues of interest to different stakeholders in education and development.

Keith’s full paper can be read here.

The Global Campaign for Education raises concerns

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) has also reviewed in detail the proposals for this fund and has raised a number of concerns, which are captured in their three-page response statement.

The GCE response can be read in full here.

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