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Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd.

Founded in 2001, Educational Initiatives Private Limited (EI), is India’s leading assessment research and educational technology organization, working with the vision to create “a world where children everywhere are learning with understanding”. EI regularly conducts large-scale assessments to measure the learning outcomes of children both in government and private schools while its education technology learning program, Mindspark is used across India, by over 300k students.

Over the past two decades, EI has undertaken over 100+ projects with 50+ government and civil society partners (16+ languages, 40+ detailed studies published) across geographies, socio-linguistic backgrounds in India and abroad, for more than 10 million students across different grades.

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Endorsers that Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. partner with

India

MacArthur Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago. We also make awards to individuals for extraordinary creativity through the MacArthur Fellows program; for institutional support through the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions; and for solutions to critical problems through 100 amp;Change. In India, the Foundation has supported a significant number of interventions to promote secondary education and population and reproductive health. More recently, the Foundation has invested in a significantly large portfolio of interventions to combat the adverse impact of Climate Change.

India

Dalberg Global Development Pte. Ltd.

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Dalberg Global Development Pte. Ltd.

Dalberg Global Development Advisors is a strategy and policy advisory firm focused on global development. It began its operations in New York, in 2001. It s mission is to mobilize effective responses to the most pressing issues in developing countries. Dalberg works with senior decision-makers in governments, international public organizations, NGOs and corporations to help bring about change that contributes to lasting impact. Dalberg has a global footprint, with a network that includes 14 offices across Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Dalberg has conducted over 800 assignments in more than 90 countries. The team includes more than 200 consultants combining a unique depth of development expertise with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions. The staff includes people from more than over 30 nationalities, speaks more than 25 languages, and is gender-balanced.

India

The Education Alliance

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

The Education Alliance

The Education Alliance (TEA) (registered name: Network for Quality Education Foundation (NQEF)), aims to help governments in India provide a quality education to every child, by facilitating effective partnerships between state and non-state actors.

The vision of TEA is to empower government schools to create the next generation of leaders. We work to catalyze quality transformation in India’s education system by nurturing the Government-Partnership School model. TEA aims to build a collaborative ecosystem wherein Government and Non-Profit organizations work closely together.

United Kingdom

Global Innovation Fund

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) is a charitable social-first investment fund whose mission is to find, fund, and scale-up cost-effective, evidence-based innovations that have the potential to measurably improve the lives of millions of people living on $5 a day or less in the developing world. GIF was established by the UK and US governments as an independent vehicle to invest in innovation without the constraints faced by government aid agencies. It is funded by DFID (UK), DFAT (Australia), SIDA (Sweden), DST (South Africa), and USAID (US).

GIF deploys grant, equity, and debt investments to support a range of innovators across the globe to accelerate the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of evidence-based and market-tested innovations. In a short time, it has developed a portfolio of over 40 grant and risk capital investments in sectors that include agriculture, domestic resource mobilisation, early childhood development and education, gender, family planning, health and nutrition, and skills and youth. Over 80% of GIF’s current investments are in the Commonwealth.

www.globalinnovation.fund