Girls like Poonam have been a particular focus of the second year of Educate Girls’ Development Impact Bond funded program that aims to enroll more girls and improve education across 166 schools in Bhilwara district. This new, results-based funding model, with its constant feedback and analysis of data from the field teams, has allowed the organization to identify challenges much more quickly and devise solutions.
Nine months after the launch of the Educate Girls (EG) Development Impact Bond (DIB) I have just returned from Bhilwara, in Rajasthan, India, to see how this innovative financing model has changed the way impact is delivered. Whilst it is still early days, I was delighted to see that not only are girls enrolling in bigger numbers and boys and girls are learning more, but also that the DIB framework is enhancing Educate Girls’ ability to do that.
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Nidhi* is 7 and lives in a small village in Rajasthan with her parents and two younger siblings. She has… Read more Changing Nidhi’s life
Before they can start enrolling girls into school, Educate Girls’ teams have to find out which girls are missing out… Read more Doing the ground work: finding out which girls aren’t in school