Education empowers people to realize their fullest potential and enables societies to flourish. We have a wealth of existing knowledge, evidence, data and best practices to guide policymakers and educators. But only a small portion of these costly and valuable resources are being used. Our low capacity to translate knowledge effectively into policy and practice means that scarce resources are often poured into ineffective institutions or practices, and deserving learners are denied opportunities. 

Insights for Education was established to fill an important gap: to make relevant knowledge and evidence transparent, accessible, and decision-ready for education leaders everywhere.

Our mission is to help global and national education decision makers solve their toughest challenges in strengthening educational equity and learning outcomes. We do this by synthesising and translating relevant evidence and experience to address these challenges and by strengthening capacity for applying knowledge to policy and practice. 

In short: we bring the right content, to the right people, and facilitate its rightful use.

There is an urgency to act. 260 million children around the world are not in school. Six in ten – the majority of our children are not learning to basic proficiency level. Education reforms are failing to scale. The world is not on track to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

To close the gaps in education access and quality across the world, we must strengthen policies and practices that reach every learner, unleash potential, and improve educational outcomes for the most marginalised young people around the world. Investing in critical infrastructure for synthesising, translating, accessing, and using relevant evidence will help us close these gaps.


We are a non-profit, independent foundation established in 2019 by experienced education investors and practitioners. We are registered in Switzerland and establishing a presence through partners in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the USA, Australia, and Europe. 


Early stage investors and partners include Jacobs Foundation, Oak Foundation, Dubai Cares, Porticus, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. With this visionary, early stage Co-investor Collective, and collaborators from leading institutions, we are developing partnerships with governments, NGOs, universities, businesses and foundations to address the fundamental gaps that create barriers to learning. 

Partner: Jacobs Foundation
Partner: Oak Foundation
Partner: Dubai Cares
Partner: Porticus
Partner: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative