The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved the second additional financing to the Republic of Mozambique’s Education Sector Support Project (ESSP) in the amount of US$50 million. This complements a grant from the Global Partnership for Education in the amount of US$57.9 million which the World Bank will supervise. These grants support ESSP to improve access to and quality and equity of education.
The proposed post-2015 sustainable development goal on education has been hailed by education advocates across the globe as a crucial step forward for poor children. But now that the dust has settled after the third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Global Partnership for Education Chair Julia Gillard thinks it’s time to talk about implementation — and how to pay for it.
Over 37 million children and adolescents have been forced out of school by conflict and emergency and attacks on education have dramatically risen to levels higher than any point in the past 40 years. In a meeting during the Oslo Summit on Education for Development convened by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and Global Partnership for Education Chair, Julia Gillard, the group of ministers and leaders around the table agreed to move forward to develop a global platform and fund for education in emergencies.