Washington, D.C./Dubai, February 23,
2012—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is bringing together leading
educators, policymakers, and service providers to help private educational
institutions in developing countries expand access to services, improve
standards of quality and efficiency, and facilitate the international exchange
of best practices.
IFC is the world’s largest multilateral investor in private education
in emerging markets. It will hold its fifth international private education
conference, Making Global Connections, in Dubai from March 6 through
8. Using its deep experience in private education—unique among multilateral
institutions—IFC has established itself as a center for networking and
information among investors worldwide.
Attendees will include IFC clients who are leaders of private education
institutions, policymakers with local and national governments, and service
providers. Key topics will include the global skills agenda, managing quality
through growth, understanding markets, the need for standards, the role
of equity finance, and challenges to education in the 21st century.
Experts and commentators will lead discussions that reflect the concerns
of both private and public providers while focusing on private sector solutions.
“The IFC conference is taking place at a time when the education sector
is experiencing considerable change and expansion,” said Atul Mehta, IFC
Director, Global Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services. “Private education
is making a significant contribution to development in emerging market
countries, especially by increasing access to services for lower- and middle-income
Investment in private education is a strategic priority for IFC. IFC’s
education portfolio stands at more than $400 million, encompassing 69 projects
in 33 countries—including several of the poorest countries. The total
value of these projects exceeds $1.5 billion. IFC’s private education
projects have helped benefit 1.5 million students while providing employment
for 16,000 people.
For further information and to register, please go to www.regonline.co.uk/ifcconference.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development
institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing
countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing
advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital
in the international financial markets. In fiscal 2011, amid economic uncertainty
across the globe, we helped our clients create jobs, strengthen environmental
performance, and contribute to their local communities—all while driving
our investments to an all-time high of nearly $19 billion. For more information,