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Innovative Financing for Education: Interesting Ideas or Actionable in Education 2030?

By Saba Saeed, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Pakistan. Despite the fact that education has been slow to embrace innovations compared to the other sectors, such as health and ICT, innovative financing for education has become a buzz phrase nowadays. In 2008, with … Continue reading

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Making the “Learning Generation” a Reality: Let’s Act on the Education Commission Report

By Baela Raza Jamil, Commissioner for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) Gulalai Ahmadzai, just short of her 10th birthday and travelling a long distance in a convoy from South Waziristan near the Afghan border … Continue reading

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The Need for an SDG Demonstration in Education: Why Wait Till 2030?

By Steven J. Klees, University of Maryland. The recently approved United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for education, like all the SDGs, is set to be attained by 2030. A very important target is to achieve universal primary education (UPE).  … Continue reading

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Without a Proper Financing Plan, Let’s Kiss the Education SDG Good Bye

By Charles Aheto-Tsegah, National Council for /Curriculum and Assessment, Ghana. Special gratitude to Burnett and Upadhyay for drawing attention to the essential but avoided subject when global targets are being set: the funding arrangement! I have wondered why I am … Continue reading

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Time to Think Outside the Box: Buy-Downs as an Education Financing Option

By Arjun Upadhyay and Nicholas Burnett, Results for Development Institute. Late last week, world leaders met to adopt ambitious new sustainable development goals (SDGs) that will shape international development for the next 15 years. There is a great deal of … Continue reading

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Building Basic Human Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by 2030: A Huge but Feasible Funding Challenge

By Birger Fredriksen, Consultant, formerly World Bank. To build the basic human capital covered by the six EFA goals is an indispensable development stage that no country can leapfrog: It must be done. To reach these goals (though some may … Continue reading

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The Future of Innovative Financing for Education in Fragility

By Christine Smith Ellison, University of Ulster. There are two crucial questions regarding the future of innovative financing in education and fragility which must be addressed: Are we focusing on the wrong countries? Are we focusing on the wrong sector? … Continue reading

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