Innovative Financing for Education

Build partnerships for impact

The Executive Certificate in Innovative Financing for Education equips education and finance professionals with skills to understand, analyse, evaluate, and design innovative financing approaches to realise SDG 4 and SDG 17 in domestic and international education financing (IFE). Through real-life case studies, the course will cover a broad range of innovative financing mechanisms introduced within the education sector to critically analyse the relevance, applicability, adaptability, efficiency, efficacy, and effectiveness of financing models for reaching the targets of SDG 4. Additionally, with comprehensive advisement from the instructors, students will engage in a final project designing an innovative financing approach to solving an education challenge identified in a specific context.

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Objectives
 

  • Learn how to assess key educational issues at the regional/national level and explore alternative solutions

  • Develop critical reading and synthesis skills and apply them to available evidence on innovative finance in education

  • Be able to formulate problems and explore design of potentially relevant innovative finance solutions

  • Build measurement and evaluation skills relevant to innovative finance mechanisms

  • Acquire skills in engaging with stakeholders and negotiations

 

Who should apply?
 

Professionals from the education and finance sectors in investment firms, foundations, donors, intermediaries, nonprofit organisations, international organisations, corporate social responsibility, and government agencies are encouraged to apply.
 

 

Related sdgs
 

SDG 4 SDG 17 

Calendar

3 March - 30 June 2023
(3 hours per week)

Applications open until 1 February 2023

 

Fees

Fees
CHF 9'600

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni
Early bird deadline: 18 December 2022
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Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

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Module 1

Introduction to innovative finance for education

  • Critically review the application of innovative finance solutions to education sector

  • Identify and reflect on the gaps and challenges

 

Module 2

Domestic financing of education

  • Explore key issues in domestic resource mobilisation and emerging actors

  • Compare contribution of innovative finance mechanisms

 

Module 3

International financing of education

  • Identify the big questions at the global level

  • Learn about the implications on the achievement of development goals

 

Module 4

Measuring impact

  • Understand key ideas on impact and outcomes measurement

  • Apply these ideas to innovative finance projects in education

 

Module 5

Engaging stakeholders

  • Learn about key stakeholders and their engagement

  • Develop skills relevant for deal-making and negotiations

 

Module 6

Project work

  • Identify a problem that may require an innovative financing solution

  • Compare alternatives, prepare a design and evaluation plan

Calendar

3 March - 30 June 2023
(3 hours per week)

Applications open until 1 February 2023

 

Fees

Fees
CHF 9'600

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni
Early bird deadline: 18 December 2022
Contact us

 

Online

Online

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

Certificate
 

Successful participants will receive an Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies in Innovative Financing in Education
(15 ECTS).

Terms and conditions
 

 

Scholarships


Some scholarship places are available for qualifying participants from Low and Middle-Income Countries based on the World Development Indicators. Priority for scholarship grants will be given to participants working in fields related to education within the government, national non-governmental organisations and national civil society organisations. 

 

Class Experience
 

  • Peer-to-peer learning - highly diverse participants from various sectors, countries and professional experience

  • Interactive teaching - engage with influential practitioners and experts

  • Lead Faculty and speakers - available for guidance

  • Close to the real-life of a professional through practical sessions, case-studies and simulations

  • Critical thinking thanks to analytical sessions by faculty members

 

Alumni Benefits


Upon successful completion of the degree, participants become alumni of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and get the following benefits:

  • Full alumni membership of the Graduate Institute alumni network of 19,000+ members

  • 10% discount on Executive Education programmes

  • Networking and professional development opportunities through alumni regional chapters

Calendar

3 March - 30 June 2023
(3 hours per week)

Applications open until 1 February 2023

 

Fees

Fees
CHF 9'600

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni
Early bird deadline: 18 December 2022
Contact us

 

Online

Online

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

 Faculty & Staff

 

Arushi Terway

ARUSHI TERWAY
Academic Director and Lead Instructor, Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies - Innovative Financing for Education
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Nicholas Burnett

NICHOLAS BURNETT
Instructor, Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies - Innovative Financing for Education
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Archana Mehendale

ARCHANA MEHENDALE
Instructor, Executive Certificate of Advanced Studies - Innovative Financing for Education
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Calendar

3 March - 30 June 2023
(3 hours per week)

Applications open until 1 February 2023

 

Fees

Fees
CHF 9'600

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni
Early bird deadline: 18 December 2022
Contact us

 

Online

Online

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

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Testimonials

I found every course session to be valuable in building my knowledge around innovative financing. All readings were very well selected and relevant to the weekly themes. Also, the presentations from the instructor were always very informative and engaging
Alumnus 2020
This course was very practical and offered a wide range of case studies taken from real life. Moreover, I really appreciated that the assignments themselves require students to put knowledge into practice.
Alumnus 2020
I appreciated the class discussions where students had the opportunity to analyse case studies from different countries and on different financing models. This helped me to contribute my ideas, ask questions and learn from peers.
Alumnus 2021
The most valuable for me was the opportunity to develop my own innovative financing mechanism proposal building on the work I did throughout the entire course.
Alumnus 2020
The constant link to case studies and the very practical approach were particularly valuable.
Alumnus 2020

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