Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

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We are an independent philanthropic organisation, with offices in Addis Ababa, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. We work with a range of partners seeking to transform the lives of children and adolescents in developing countries. Partnerships are critical, because it will take the combined efforts of many to tackle urgently the challenges faced by children and their families every day. Our programmes are designed to support bold ideas to seemingly intractable problems.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Funding
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Funding
  • Networking/Convening

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Early childhood development
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Mentorship
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top


Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Headquarters location(s)

  • London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Country offices

  • China
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Kenya

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • United Republic of Tanzania

Projects Back to Top

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