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Creating a Learning Generation: The UK’s crucial role in financing quality education for all

There are 263 million children and youth out of school who are counting on us. Through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world community has made a promise to ensure inclusive, quality and equitable education for all by 2030. However, funding is currently severely lacking to reach this goal. In response, the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (the Education Commission) was set up in order to make the case to world leaders for the urgent need to invest in education.

This paper outlines the Global Campaign for Education UK’s (GCE UK) position on the Education Commission report and highlights the role the UK can play in ensuring we deliver on the promise of SDG 4. It sets out the case for the UK government to continue and expand its investment in quality, inclusive education, as well as encouraging other donors to increase their investment, along with supporting low- and middle-income countries to increase domestic revenues and increase spending on education. 

Published 2018-07-26