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  • New @GEMReport policy paper shows that aid to education, after years of stagnation, increased by 13% to reach a high in 2016 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Aid to education has increased, but is STILL well below the level identified as necessary to cover the cost of reaching #SDG4 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • More and better domestic and external financing will be an essential part of any strategy to achieve #SDG4 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • New @GEMReport policy paper provides an update on progress relative to donor commitments using the latest available data #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • New @GEMReport policy paper shows that aid disbursements to basic education have increased, but they are still not always allocated to countries most in need #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • The increase in aid to education needs to be sustained for several years just to make up for the stagnation over 2010–2015 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Adequate external financing opportunities for education should be available to both low and lower middle income countries #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Aid to education grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since records began in 2002 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation

 

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​​​​aid to education social media card 2A new policy paper by GEM ReportUNESCO shows that aid to education grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since 2002, but it is STILL well below the level identified as necessary to cover the cost of reaching #SDG4: Read the paper here: Bit.ly/fundeducation #FundEducation

 

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A new policy paper by the Global Education Monitoring Report shows that aid to education grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since 2002. The paper provides an update on donor commitments using the latest available data. It also discusses the prospects for the main multi-stakeholder partnerships in external financing in education. Read the paper here: Bit.ly/fundeducation

 

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  • More than a third of the aid to education allocated to lower middle-income countries comes in the form of loans and the cost of credit deters many countries from borrowing #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • The share of education in World Bank non-concessional loans fell from 8.2% in 2012 to 4.7% in 2017 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • In 2017, humanitarian aid increased for a fourth year in a row but the share of education in total humanitarian aid remained at just 2.1% #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Global humanitarian funding to education reached US$450 million, of which US$301 million addressed humanitarian response plans #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation

 

Basic Education

  • aid to education social media card 3After nearly a decade of stagnation, basic education aid increased by 17%, from US$5.1 billion in 2015 to US$6 billion in 2016 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Basic education’s share in total aid to education also reached its highest level since 2002, at 45% #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • For the first time since 2009, the share of education in total aid excluding debt relief increased by 0.7 percentage points, rising from 6.9% in 2015 to 7.6% in 2016 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • After five consecutive years of declining aid levels, OECD DAC member countries increased their allocations to basic education, disbursing US$3.7 billion, or 62% of the total aid to education, enough to account for the entire overall increase #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Multilateral donors, such as the World Bank and the European Union institutions, disbursed US$2 billion of aid to basic education, staying at the same level as in 2015 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Non-OECD DAC member countries, notably the United Arab Emirates account for 5% of total aid to basic education #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • The United States and the United Kingdom remain the largest bilateral OECD DAC donors to basic education. Together with the World Bank, their disbursements amounted to 46% of total aid to basic education #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • In 2016, the United States increased its disbursement from US$800 million to US$1.2 billion, bringing the average in 2014–2016 to almost US$1 billion #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Few donors prioritize aid and, within their aid portfolios, few prioritize basic education
  • Norway, which allocates 78% of its education aid to basic education, spends a 12 times higher share of its gross national income on basic education than the USA #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • The share of aid to basic education allocated to least developed countries increased from 31% to 34% but is still well below the peak of 47% reached in 2004 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, , which is home to half of all out-of-school children, used to receive half of the total aid to basic education, but its share has continued to fall for seven years in a row, reaching 24% in 2016 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation

 

Secondary Education

  • In 2016, total aid to secondary education increased by 15% to reach US$2.6 billion, also its highest level since data were first published in 2002 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • The top two OECD DAC donor countries to secondary education were the United Kingdom (US$265 million) and Germany (US$259 million) #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • United Arab Emirates is the largest non-OECD DAC and the seventh largest donor country overall to secondary education, at US$109 million in 2016 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • The World Bank, the EU institutions and the Asian Development Bank are the three largest multilateral donors to secondary education #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • The @WorldBank has increased its aid to secondary education after the financial crisis, the #EU institutions are spending less #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation

 

Post-Secondary Education

  • In 2016, total aid to post-secondary education increased by 7% to reach US$4.9 billion, a level last disbursed in 2009 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Countries that do not feature among the top donors in basic and secondary education, such as Austria and the Netherlands, appear among the top donors in post-secondary education #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • More of the aid to post-secondary education is allocated to middle income countries than to low income countries: low income countries received 13% of the total aid to postsecondary education in 2016, and their share has been declining since 2010 #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation

 

Teachers

  • Between 2002 and 2016, donors increased their aid for teacher training five-fold from US$64 to US$318 million, which is equivalent to 2% of total aid to education #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation
  • Sub-Saharan African countries received 41% of the total aid for teacher training, while India received 22% in loans from the World Bank #FundEducation Bit.ly/fundeducation