Project: New Online Education Finance Course for USAID

Under the Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project III (LEAP III), Integra and Limestone are leading the development of a 12-week, self-paced, online course on education finance. The course, “Funding the Future: Public and Private Finance for the Education Sector”, is a follow-on from an education finance pilot series offered in 2019-early 2020. 

This course offers USAID education staff comprehensive training on:

  • The education finance landscape
  • Public Financial Management (PFM)
  • Non-state actors, blended and innovative finance, private sector engagement
  • USAID education finance entry points
  • Special topics including education finance in inclusive and conflict-affected settings, non-state schools, and COVID-19 

The course comprises online lectures, exercises, live sessions, and a Capstone case study where trainees apply their knowledge gained. Lecturers include experts from the LEAP III team, USAID, and other organizations to offer a dynamic learning experience. 

The course is available to USAID Education Officers and other interested USAID staff – worldwide. Registration is available through USAID University. Those that complete the course can earn 40 CLPs.  

The course is sponsored by the Africa Bureau, in collaboration with DDI’s Center for Education and Office of Economic Policy.

Clients / Partners


June 2020 - February


Course Design
  • Applied feedback from pilot courses
  • Developed a consolidated public and private finance course
March - May


First Course Offering
  • First offering of the 12-week, asynchronous course
  • Participated in live sessions
June - October


Post-Course Planning and Updates
  • Apply feedback from the first online course to strengthen future offerings