Aid to education is stagnating and not going to countries most in need

Global Education Monitoring Report, c/o UNESCO, May 2017

9 pp. 450 kB

The amount of aid allocated to education has been falling for six years in a row, shows this new policy paper. Total aid to education stands at US$ 12 billion – 4% lower than in 2010 – while total development aid over the same period increased by 24%. Aid is not being allocated according to need. Sub-Saharan Africa, home to over half of the world’s out-of-school children now receives less than half the aid to basic education it obtained in 2002. Aid remains far short of what is needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4, putting our commitments at risk.

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