Children's Investment Fund Foundation

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CIFF focuses on improving the educational outcomes, in particular learning outcomes, of children -  especially on the critical period of 3 – 6 years old.
CIFF’s transformative goal is to influence and support key national and international stakeholders to understand, demand and develop sustainable systems to measure and deliver quality cost-effective, results-focused pre-primary and primary education. To contribute to this transformative goal, CIFF prioritizes on two impact objectives: to expand the availability of quality, cost-effective pre-primary education for children in the poorest countries and to improve basic literacy and numeracy skills in primary education.  Under these goals, CIFF pursue three strategic objectives:

  1. to shape policy, planning and resource allocation,
  2. to test and scale cost-effective interventions,
  3. and to create public demand & state accountability for quality services.

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Range of typical investment size: 
$1 million and up
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Most are for 2-3 years of guaranteed support
Size of overall portfolio: 
$10 million and up
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