Cambridge Education

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Year established: 
1983
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Cambridge Education has been providing expert education services for more than 40 years in the UK, the United States, and more than 60 countries around the world. As a group of passionate professionals, Cambridge Education is committed to supporting the development of education worldwide, by offering the highest quality education consultancy services to governments, international agencies and other development partners. To date, over 100 projects valued in excess of £1 billion have been implemented across the developing world. This work has been conducted throughout Africa, Asia and Europe and has involved designing, implementing and evaluating programs for clients including DFID, the World Bank, ADB, EC, Sida and UNICEF. Cambridge Education's technical experience includes areas such as school improvement, teacher training, policy reform, education financing, inspection and quality assurance, curriculum development, and student assessment. 

Cambridge Education has also pioneered a range of learning innovations. In China, this has included establishing school development planning through two major DFID funded projects by strengthening the links between schools and their respective communities.  In Nigeria, Cambridge Education assisted the introduction of secular education in Quranic schools. In Bangladesh, a sustainable model for school inspection has been developed that aims to support improved quality of learning.

With regard to non-state learning, Cambridge Education has been proactive in working with alternative providers. Following activities to conduct teacher testing in private schools, Cambridge Education is now leading a consortium for an innovative DFID-funded program to support the pluralist system in Lagos, Nigeria.  Cambridge Education is designing and implementing a five-year initiative to create an enabling environment for the city’s countless private schools.  Using the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) methodology, the program will work to enhance learning outcomes through interventions to improve the regulatory framework, reform classroom pedagogy, and increase access to both information and finance.

Areas of engagement in non-state education

Funding Priorities

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Typical length of investment: 
Most are for 2-3 years of guaranteed support
Size of overall portfolio: 
$1 million and up
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