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COVID-19 poised to set aid to education back by six years

A new GEM Report policy paper released today shows that total aid to education reached its highest ever levels in 2018, the latest available year. However, it estimates that global aid is likely to decline by up to US$2 billion … Continue reading

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What role do foundations play in education?

How much are foundations investing in education and where? Who are the main beneficiaries and what difference are they making in education? These are just three of the questions that the GEM Report and the OECD Global Network of Foundations … Continue reading

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Aid to education falls slightly in 2017, shifts away from primary education

In 2017, aid to education totaled US$ 13.2 billion, down 2% or US$288 million compared to 2016. The figures analysed by our team show that the level of aid to education continue to stagnate, growing by only 1% per year … Continue reading

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Remittances well exceed aid as the most important external finance source for poor countries: let’s make the most of them

Next month, the GEM Report will release the breakdown of global aid figures for education in its annual policy paper. But the signs do not look good. ‘Poorest countries bear the brunt as aid levels fall for second successive year’ … Continue reading

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Aid to pre-primary education: the gap between rhetoric and reality

By Professor Pauline Rose, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Many donors increasingly voice their recognition of the importance of pre-primary education in their education policy, but few are matching their public … 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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Refugee education deserves higher priority in aid – but so do the data on it

Today at the UNICEF headquarters, as part of events marking the United Nations General Assembly week, a high-level meeting on action for refugee education is being co-led by UNHCR and Save the Children. It is giving prominence to the findings … 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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Tracking of aid to early childhood development needs to improve

This blog was written by Asma Zubairi, a researcher at REAL Centre at the University of Cambridge. How much do donors spend on early childhood development? This is the key question for our new report for Theirworld Just beginning: Addressing … Continue reading

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