Regional Education Finance Fund for Africa

Unlocking potential through education

The Regional Education Finance Fund for Africa (REFFA) is the first education finance fund in Africa. It is a unique thematic fund designed to address the needs of the education sector in Africa. Its main objective is to increase equal access to secondary, vocational and higher education and enhance education quality.

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SDGs addressed by the Fund

SDG-01 SDG-04 SDG-05 SDG-08 SDG-10 SDG-17

Fund Facts

  • Initiator

    KFW, German Development Bank

  • Sponsor

    BMZ, German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

  • Date of inception

    December 2012

  • Target size

    USD 100 million

  • Technical Assistance Facility

    USD 3 million


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