Global Education Monitoring Report
c/o UNESCO, 2017
Domestic expenditures in low and lower middle income countries cannot cover the costs of reaching Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), and so aid must make up the shortfall. But aid to education has been stagnant since 2010, and the aid that is given often does not go to the countries most in need, worsening the prospects for achieving global education goals. The paper provides country-specific examples of donors’ biased resource allocation. It demonstrates that aid is not allocated according to out of school rates so as to meet the cost of achieving universal education in each country concerned.