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Financing for Learning: Making Global Education a Reality


With current investment trends, by 2030, more than half the world’s children will not achieve a quality education. So, this year, global education financing is high on the agenda – at the G20, with the G7 accountability report, the World Bank’s World Development Report, and the upcoming replenishment conference for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Building on the momentum of last year’s report of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, chaired by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and the launch of the Education Cannot Wait Fund, incubated at UNICEF, to address learning needs in humanitarian emergencies, this event will discuss how current investment can be leveraged and increased to ensure that every child can access their right to a quality education.

Leaders of three key agencies will present their respective proposals to provide necessary and complementary financing for education: GPE’s Case for Investment, Education Cannot Wait’s unique model in emergency situations, and the Education Commission’s International Financing Facility for Education (IFFEd).

Given CGD’s research on what works — and doesn’t work — in global education, we are delighted to host this high level dialogue about how to secure sufficient, stable financing that can transform global learning outcomes.

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