The contribution of the private sector is often an essential complement to the public services, on condition that it is regulated and coordinated by the public authorities.

For this reason, Proparco supports private initiatives in developing countries providing quality education through expertise and financing.
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Our mission

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In favour of quality private educational opportunities

The acquisition of knowledge and skills – from primary to higher education – is a prerequisite for the social and vocational integration of young people and sustainable economic growth. It contributes to reducing poverty, social exclusion and inequalities.

But on their own, the public services in developing countries cannot satisfy the enormous needs in terms of education and training. 

The contribution of the private sector, working to develop high-quality provision, is often an essential complement, on condition that it is regulated and coordinated by the public authorities in order to ensure access to the education provided, as well as its quality and equity.

For this reason, Proparco supports the emergence of innovative, quality offers in private education and funds projects contributing to Sustainable Development Goal No.4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

Proparco supports projects facilitating the integration of young people in society and make local economy dynamic and innovative

Our objectives

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Proparco’s financing has three main objectives in this sector:

  • Promote access to education, particularly higher education, by supporting the creation of school networks and university campuses, developing student loans…;
  • Support the implementation of high-quality educational programs: new curricula, teacher training, etc.;
  • Strengthen vocational and technical training provision, in partnership with local companies, to allow young people to acquire skills that are useful in their civic life and tailored to labor market needs.
million euros spent committed since 2013
students trained between 2015 and 2016
additional annual graduates in 2016
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