World leaders have promised have promised to ensure every girl and boy will learn from a quality education. This is a bold and important promise. Without it, we will not even come close to eradicating poverty or reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
Without a step change in financing education now, we will fail the next generation of children. Yet the world has not given education the priority it needs. If current trends of education financing continue, we will be 50 years late in ensuring inclusive quality education for all.
This briefing sets out what action Save the Children believes is needed to close the education financing gap and ensure that every last child is learning. Our ‘Call to Action’ sets out our recommendations on domestic financing, bilateral aid, and funding for multilateral mechanisms - such as the Global Partnership for Education, the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies, and establishing the newly proposed International Financing Facility for Education.
Publication Year: 2017
Author (s): Save the Children. UK