The IIEP Letter - Financing Education 2030

14 June 2016

The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) is an opportunity the world cannot afford to miss. 75 million children are denied their right to a high-quality education due to crises and a total of 250 million children are not learning basic skills in numeracy and literacy. Achieving inclusive and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030 will require all hands on deck.

Education financing is of the utmost importance – for all efforts will fall short without the mobilization of resources and adequate levels of funding. As IIEP’s Mariela Buonomo writes in this issue, the attainment of SDG 4 “will require a renewed commitment from governments, smart resource allocation, defined priorities and improved data on what is being spent and how”.

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