Affordable Day Care Centers

Affordable Day Care Centers
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Affordable Day Care Centers
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Formal Education
Business Model Description

Establish or acquire and operate day care centers providing quality and affordable childhood education to low- to mid-income communities unable to afford high-end day care facilities currently available. The centers either run as commercial entities where a private actor owns and operates the entity or via a public-private partnerships where the entity is government-owned but managed and operated by the private sector. For the latter case, the government provides the necessary infrastructure, such as repurposing abandoned and / or underutilized buildings and renting them to users.

Expected Impact

Enhance accessibility and affordability to quality pre-primary education and care for low- and middle-income communities.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in GPM)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
< USD 50 million
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
< USD 500,000
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Quality Education (SDG 4) Gender Equality (SDG 5)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
No Poverty (SDG 1) Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
Sector Sources
  • 1) World Bank, 2021. Tanzania Economic Update - Raising the Bar for Achieving Tanzania’s Development Vision. 2) United Republic of Tanzania, 2016. National Skills Development Strategy. 3) University of Dodoma, 2020. Early childhood education in Tanzania: Views and beliefs of stakeholders on its status and development. 4) University of Dar es Salaam, School of Education, 2014. Analysis of the Unit Costs of the Government’s Provision of Pre-Primary Education in Tanzania. 5) The World Bank, 2021. Tanzania Economic Update. 6) United Nations Children Fund, 2018. Young People Engagement: A priority for Tanzania. 7) The British Council, 2016. Tanzania’s Next Generation Youth Voices. 8) United Republic of Tanzania, 2021. Third National Five-Year Plan (FYDP 3). 9) Ignasia Mligo, 2018. Enhancing Young Children’s Access to Early Childhood Education and Care in Tanzania.
IOA Sources
  • 10) Aga Khan Schools, 2022. 11) My World Pre Schools, 2022. 12) Julia Faria, 2020. Number of Primary Schools in Tanzania. 13) World Bank Group, 2014. Comparable Estimates of Returns to Schooling Around the World. 14) Fursa Kwa Watoto, 2008. Financing Pre-Primary Education in Tanzania. 15) United Nations Children Fund, 2020. Education Budget Brief, Mainland Tanzania. 16) Education International (IE) and Tanzanian Teachers’ Union (TTU), 2017. Situation analysis and baseline study on early childhood education in Tanzania mainland, Final Report. 17) World Bank’s Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER), 2015. Engaging the Private Sector in Education, Country Report. 18) Statista, 2022. 19) Open University of Tanzania, 2013. Delivery of Early Childhood Education in Urban Areas of Tanzania: A Case of Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam. 20) World Bank, 2016. Trends in returns to schooling: why governments should invest more in people’s skills. 21) Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2001. Early Childhood Care and Development in Tanzania. 22) The Open University of Tanzania, 2013. Delivery of Early Childhood Education in Urban Areas of Tanzania: A Case of Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam. 23) World Bank Group, 2020. Low-Cost Private Schools in Tanzania. A Descriptive Analysis. 24) United Republic of Tanzania. 2020. Tanzania Development Vision 2025. 25) United Republic of Tanzania, 2014. Education and Training Policy. 26) United Republic of Tanzania, 2008. Child Development Policy. 27) Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa, 2020. Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report. 28) United Republic of Tanzania, 1977. The Constitution. 29) United Republic of Tanzania, 2009. Law of the Child Act. 30) United Republic of Tanzania, 2001. Education Fund Act. 31) Global Partnership for Education, 2020. 32) United Republic of Tanzania, 2022. Standard Incentives for Investors. 33) UNSTAT Hub, 2022. 34) United Republic of Tanzania, 2016. Education Sector Development Plan. 35) The Borgen Project, 2018. Everything to Know About Tanzania’s Improving Economy.