In the post 2016 global development agenda, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), education is recognised as an essential ingredient of sustainability. And, within the SDGs, the financing of education is acknowledged as a critical priority, especially for the most marginalized and disadvantaged populations.
Poverty is a persistent and pervasive issue impacting education, and most directly impacting marginalised children who may never attend school or who drop out early. To break the cycle of poverty as a barrier to a quality primary education, it is important to first understand how education is currently financed and then to examine promising practices that mitigate shortfalls.
During this session, a panel of experts discussed ways in which to break the cycle of poverty. They examined current finance mechanisms, and compared existing demand and supply side financial innovations. The session also looked at poverty alleviation methodologies used in field-based projects from the Educate A Child programme.
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Session Moderator: Nicholas Burnett, Managing Director for Education at Results for Development (R4D). Summary of session including remarks from Hon Julia Gillard, Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education