Category Archives: Finance

New Financing for Sustainable Development Report argues “action is needed at all levels” including on education

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) of the Inter-agency Task Force, whose fourth edition was released today, reviews the global financing landscape to make recommendations for governments. It puts special emphasis on the five Sustainable Development Goals under … Continue reading

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Additional pay-outs to the poorest students announced in Thailand

In late 2018, it was announced that about 600,000 students considered to be ‘very poor’ will receive an extra $24 per semester by the Equitable Education Fund (EEF), created by the government . Inequalities are a concern and a recent … Continue reading

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An e-textbook scandal rocks Antigua

A couple of weeks ago, the leader of the opposition in Antigua, Jamale Pringle, called for the resignation of the Minister of Education, Michael Browne. Why? The heat has been turned up over the matter of some 6,000 e-books due … Continue reading

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Over $1.7 billion committed to education at the Global Citizenship Festival

Significant strides were made to #FundEducation at the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100’ this week, totaling just over US$ 1.7 billion. It is often said that 2019 is the year of education: SDG 4 is going to be reviewed for … Continue reading

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Who benefits from abolishing secondary school fees in Malawi, and what are the costs?

By Esme Kadzamira, Centre for Education Research and Training, University of Malawi, Pauline Rose, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge and Asma Zubairi, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge. As … Continue reading

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DFID announces continued support to the GEM Report and the UIS

By Sarah Hennell, Department for International Development (DFID), UK The UK is leading the call for 12 years of quality education for all girls and boys.  But is it possible to measure the quality of education for all children? Is … Continue reading

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Free education for all in Sierra Leone? Can it happen?

In late August, Sierra Leone’s newly elected President Julius Madaa Bio, announced a five year initiative to roll out free pre-primary, primary and secondary education on 17 September. The new policy is intended to guarantee free school places for one … Continue reading

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If education cannot wait, then humanitarian aid needs to increase

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018 (GHA 2018) was released last week along with UNHCR’s Global Trends Report. Just as there are more people displaced than ever before, levels of humanitarian assistance are also at an all-time high. The GHA … Continue reading

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Aid to education reached an all‑time high in 2016

A new policy paper released by the GEM Report shows that aid to education has reached its highest level since records began. Between 2015 and 2016, it grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion. This is … Continue reading

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What next for the Global Partnership for Education after a transformative replenishment?

By David Archer The Global Partnership for Education replenishment event, co-hosted by President Macron and President Macky Sall on 2nd February in Senegal, was a landmark moment for education financing. Over $2 billion were pledged by donors for the GPE’s … Continue reading

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