CATALYZE EduFinance program

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

The objective of CATALYZE EduFinance program is to leverage private capital and provide loans and technical support to low-fee non state schools and prioritize girls and learners from low-income families. 

Beneficiaries include 210k children enrolled in low-fee private schools; 200 low-fee private schools accessing Education Quality technical assistance; 481 low-fee private schools accessing capital; 3+ financial institutions accessing Education Finance technical assistance and lending to schools and parents. 

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2020 - 2024


Palladium International

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary enrollment
  • Secondary Enrollment

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Policy/legal environment

  • Public-private partnerships

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Gender parity and non-discrimination are promoted at all subjects/education levels
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown