Complete • March 01, 2018 > September 16, 2019
I&P and FERDI with the financial support of the Government of Monaco, are carrying out a feasibility study to determine the opportunities and obstacles related to the creation of an impact vehicle dedicated to education in the African context. Lead by the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI), the study will provide a better understanding of African educational challenges and identify good educational practices that can be developed and expanded by the private sector, taking into account the educational mission of the public sector.
Step 1: Present an overview of the current African educational training system and its performance. The aim will be to identify the most important issues and challenges at every stage of the educational process, by capitalizing on the many studies already carried out on this subject.
Step 2: Identify "good practices" in the education sector, regardless of the educational cycle. The study will highlight interventions for which a private sector role could be considered. Two main aspects will be analyzed: political justification and economic profitability.
Step 3: Complete the sector mapping on private investors operating in the education sector in Africa recently completed by Tom Dilly under the supervision of I&P. The I&P study identifies all actors who have carried out at least one operation in the education sector in Africa (capital investment, loans or grants). The aim will be to extend the study to French-speaking West African countries and to focus more closely on the "good practices" identified.
Step 4: Analyze the economic models of the "good practices" identified in the I&P study with regard to their ability to generate rates of return.