I&P Education to Employment
About I&P Education to Employment
I&P Education to Employment is a blended finance program that aims to improve access to relevant, quality education and strengthen job training to better meet employers' needs.
The program will finance and support private institutions or companies producing education-related goods, services and technologies.
The program in a nutshell
⇒ An innovative blended finance program, consisting of an impact fund (equity and quasi-equity contribution, tickets from €500,000 to €5 million over a period of 5 to 7 years) and an access fund (seed financing, interest-free loans, technical assistance).
⇒ Targets: the program is aimed at African companies operating in higher education and training schools as well as ancillary services (publishing houses, Ed tech etc.)
⇒ Geographic focus: the program will focus on West Africa, including the Sahel, Central Africa, and the Indian Ocean - all of which are largely underserved by investors in education and development finance institutions (2/3 of investments). Investment opportunities will also be considered in North Africa and English-speaking countries.
Partners of the project
The initial partnership for the design and conception of the fund consists of the Government of Monaco as sponsor and funder, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) as operator, and FERDI (Foundation for Research on International Development) as academic partner.
The Government of the Principality’s international development policy, which prioritises combatting poverty, supports more than 130 projects every year in 11 partner countries, primarily least developed countries. The aid focuses on four key areas of intervention to develop human capital - health, education, socio-economic integration and since 2018 food security - and prioritizes the most vulnerable populations (women, children, refugees, people with disabilities).
The Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI), was created in 2003 on the initiative of CERDI (University of Auvergne and CNRS). Its purpose is to promote a fuller understanding of international economic development and the factors that influence it. It supports research activities that make use of the most modern and most directly relevant instruments of economics to study development, and seeks to strengthen the potential of the French-speaking world in this area.
Fleur joined I&P in January 2022 as Project Manager for I&P Education and Employment in Senegal as part of an International Volunteering of Monaco....
Focus: the feasibility study conducted by FERDI
Between September 2018 and May 2019, FERDI has conducted a feasibility study in order to guide on the strategy of conception of the impact fund. The study focused specifically on:
⇒ Gaining a better understanding of the African challenges in the sector of education
⇒ Identifying good educational practices that can be developed and spread more widely by the private sector
⇒ Analyzing the economic models of private operators in education
⇒ Reflecting on the role and potential contributions of impact investors in the sector
Round table I&P Education to Employment: the Senegalese educational ecosystem reflects on itselfNews | 14/06/2022 I&P Education to Employment (IP2E), a funding program developed in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, for entrepreneurs in the education sector (“edupreneurs”), organized a round table on Tuesday, May 24, on the theme "Senegal: education and impact finance, how to collaborate?"...
Ghana: two EdTech companies join I&P Education to Employment programNews | 04/05/2022 The I&P Education to Employment program, a partnership between Investisseurs & Partenaires and the Mastercard Foundation, aims to strengthen the resilience of 30 educational entrepreneurs across Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Senegal. In Ghana, two technology companies, Codetrain and...
I&P Education to Employment: two Senegalese higher education institutions join the portfolioEntrepreneurs | 06/04/2022 I&P Education to Employment (IP2E), in association with Mastercard Foundation, enters into partnerships with two Senegalese higher education institutions. ...
I&P makes its first funding in Togo: Lomé Business SchoolNews | 17/12/2021Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), which is specialized in financing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in several sub-Saharan African countries, has taken a new step forward with the funding of its first company in Togo. Read the press release ...
I&P publishes its second global impact reportNews | 20/12/2021 Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes the second edition of its annual impact report, a summary of our impact mission and the most significant achievements and progress made in 2021. In a time period strongly marked by the Covid-19 crisis, I&P's teams have grown stronger, new...
A retrospective on the Education Forum organized by Ashoka in Dakar, with the participation of the I&P Education and Employment teamNews | 03/12/2021 The NGO Ashoka Sahel, in partnership with the Education and Cooperation Foundation (EDUCO), organized the Education Forum on November 4 and 5, 2021, in Dakar. This forum brought together more than 60 actors of the educational community. Fatoumata Thiam, Business Manager of...
I&P's quaterly newsletter, with an editorial signed by Mariam Djibo of Advans Côte d'IvoireNews | 04/11/2021The newsletter of the last quarter of 2021 is online! In this issue are notably included: • An editorial signed by Mariam Djibo, Director of Advans Côte d'Ivoire (below) • A review of the first regional workshop dedicated to train incubators in West Africa, organized by the program I&P...
I&P takes the floor at Advans Côte d'Ivoire's special Education Meet-upNews | 13/09/2021 The beginning of school is a key moment in Ivorian society. It is also an opportunity to question the national education system's evolution. On September 10, 2021, Advans Côte d'Ivoire, a microcredit company for SMEs, gathered a panel for their event called "Special Meet-up" around a...
In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, I&P launches the Education to Employment program in Abidjan.News | 28/10/2021 On Thursday, October 21, 2021, I&P in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, presented the I&P Education to Employment (IP2E) program during a conference debate on the theme "Financing the education sector in Côte d'Ivoire". More information about Education to Employment...
African education institutions to be strengthened through I&P Education to Employment (IP2E) and Mastercard Foundation partnershipNews | 03/02/2021 Today, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), via I&P Education to Employment (IP2E), announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation that will support businesses in the education sector to recover from the impact of COVID-19. Find out more about our program I&P...