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Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 EOF Side Event

July 26 from 4:00-5:30pm GMT+1

Scaling quality in early childhood education with results-based financing

How can results-based finance support governments to scale high-quality, inclusive, and beneficiary-centric early childhood programs and policies? 

On the sidelines of the Global Education Summit, EOF is proud to be hosting a discussion on how results-based finance can support governments to scale high-quality, inclusive, and beneficiary-centric early childhood programs and policies. 

We know broadly ‘what works’ to achieve high-quality early learning and developmental outcomes for children.  But how do we ensure focus on what really matters and can we measure it? And how do we ensure that best practices are consistently adopted in complex systems with tens of thousands of pre-primary centers around the country, especially where non-state actors already play a significant role, and where government oversight is often limited? How can we close a large access gap, while maintaining high-quality standards, at a time when both governments and households in lower- and middle-income countries are highly fiscally constrained? And how can we systematically generate and utilize more context-specific evidence to inform policy and practice?  

Results-based financing can be a powerful part of the 'toolkit’ to help achieve all of these aims. In this session, you will hear perspectives on the cutting edge of results-based financing for early learning from leading thinkers in the field, as well as perspectives from evaluation experts, funders, and governments looking to implement programs in this space. There will also be time for audience Q&A following the panel discussion. 

The event will be moderated by EOF's founder, and CEO, Dr. Amel Karboul, and speakers will include: 

  • H.E. Ato Jantirar Abay, Deputy Mayor, Addis Ababa

  • Riedewhaan Allie, Director, Foundation for Community Work

  • Sarah Bouchie, Chief Impact Officer, LEGO Foundation

  • Alicia Herbert OBE, Director, Education, Gender and Equality and Gender Envoy, FCDO

  • Rob Jenkins, Global Director of Education, UNICEF

  • Jared Lee, Director of Programs, EOF

  • Adelle Pushparatnam, Education Specialist, World Bank

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Agenda (all times in BST)

4:00-4:05 pm:          

4:05-4.15 pm:           

4:15-4:25 pm:           

4:25-5:10 pm:           

5:10-5.30 pm:           

Introduction and setting the scene

Presentation: What matters in early childhood, and can we measure It?

Presentation: How can RBF help scale quality early childhood programs and policy?

Rapid-fire interventions from a range of perspectives, followed by panel discussion

Audience Q&A and closing remarks

See here for a primer in results-based financing strategies for early childhood.