An unprecedented approach to financing universal education

|Source: Project Syndicate|
Shahrinav District, School #39, Tajikistan. Credit: GPE/ Carine Durand

Steven J. Klees, economist and a co-editor of The World Bank and Education: Critiques and Alternatives, argues that the proposed International Finance Facility for Education by the Education Commission would make coordinating aid to education an administrative struggle because it would be competing for funding with GPE and Education Cannot Wait.

In his opinion, the international community just needs one Global Fund for Education to work toward the education SDG, and this he suggests, can be a revamped GPE, which operates more democratically, with equal representation of donor and recipient countries and strong participation from civil-society organizations. If the international community is serious about closing the education-funding gap, it must do something unprecedented and convince donor countries to honor their commitment. 

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