Aid to Education 2009

Sharp drop in aid to basic education


Committed to Complacency

Article by GMR Director Kevin Watkins in which he exhorts G8 leaders to fulfill their pledges and overcome complacency

Sharp drop in aid to basic education jeopardizes school chances for millions

Paris, 23 April – Sharp declines in aid to basic education to developing countries threatens to reverse progress towards the international goal of universal primary schooling. This is the stark conclusion drawn by UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report Team.

According to the latest figures from the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) for 2007, total aid commitments to basic education declined from US $5.5 billion in 2006 to US $4.3 billion in 2007, representing a decrease of nearly 22%.
Press Release

GMR Aid Brief, 2009 (PDF, 23.7KB)

Donor profiles: Aid to education 1999-2007

Bilateral donors (PDF - 76KB)

Multilateral donors

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