World Bank Early Learning Partnership - Phase 2

To partners with the World Bank to build programmes, policies and research to increase scare and ensure quality of early learning for children in Africa and South Asia.

World Bank Early Learning Partnership - Phase 2

The approach is simple. The Early Learning Partnership invites World Bank colleagues and partners to apply for funding to support early learning and early childhood development in their work programmes. Through a competitive process, the partnership responds to country needs and opportunities, and ensures funding goes where it can be used effectively.

This second Early Learning Partnership grant will:

  • support 19 countries in Africa and South Asia to design and initiate early childhood education programmes
  • support at least 5 countries to scale with domestic, International Development Association and Global Partnership for Education funding. This is delivered by partnering with governments, development agencies, academic institutions and ultimately communities.

Critical to the programme is the emphasis on working with countries to develop their capacity to scale access to quality early learning. Analytical work, action research and innovation are central to the ambitious work programme.


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    United Kingdom | Staff size: 51-100

    The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi....

  • World Bank Group

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Their mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting...

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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2015
  • End Date 2019
  • Sectors