Reposted from the December 24 newsletter of Incentives for Global Health.
An online educational analogue to the Health Impact Fund is currently being developed by Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, to provide free primary secondary, and tertiary education courses that would be universally accessible in developed and developing countries.
Similar to the HIF’s performance-based reimbursement principles, the Global Education Platform would reward educational programs based on impact, measured in terms of education and employability milestones. Performance would be assessed using the accreditation measures of the Brookings Center for Universal Education Learning Metrics Task Force and the OECD’s Programme for the International Assesment of Adult Competencies. IGH has partnered with Gordon Brown, Purpose Capital, and Functional Imperative to pilot the Global Education Platform through a massive open online course (MOOC).