AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


A session on Investing in high quality Early Childhood Education

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Mafatlal House, 1st Floor,
Backbay Reclamation, H. T. Parekh Marg, Churchgate
Mumbai 400020



Date & time

30 March 2017



30 March 2017


About this event

In urban India, 24 million low income households spend a disproportionate amount of their limited income on private sector education for their children. However most often hard earned income is spent on poorly trained teachers, crowded classrooms, and developmentally-inappropriate activities.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) has the potential to provide the highest return on investment for promoting economic growth. Children from low-income households often do not have the benefit of supportive learning environments at home and are therefore inadequately prepared for primary school. High quality early childhood education can bridge this gap.

FSG Inclusive Markets, a member of AVPN is currently working on a multi-year research program – Program to Improve Private Preschool Education (PIPE) with the objective of designing a framework that clearly supports affordable private schools in improving the quality of pre-primary education offered.

Through this session, you can expect:

  • Insights on ECE in and highlights on the research on affordable private schools
  • Future plans for scaling up and sustainability of the multi-year project
  • Ideas for collaboration and partnership with FSG to achieve the the desired learning outcomes by June 2021.

This is a by invitation only event.  Please contact [email protected] for any details.


About the Organisers

AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact philanthropy and social investment community across Asia. AVPN’s mission is to catalyse the movement toward a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to philanthropy and social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.
FSG Mumbai is a mission-driven organization focused on creating large-scale, lasting social change. Through strategy, evaluation, research, and field work we help many types of actors – individually and collectively – make progress against the world’s toughest problems. They also run their own initiatives and programmes to drive long-term change. The Inclusive Markets team based in Mumbai works on market-based solutions that address development challenges central to the lives of low-income families.FSG provides thought leadership and support action across sectors including affordable housing, education, healthcare and sanitation (http://www.fsg.org/ideas-in-action/inclu­sive-markets)

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