In an exclusive interview with Times Education Supplement, Irina Bokova, director general of Unesco, said that narrowly focusing on getting out-of-school primary-age children into a classroom would merely serve to “replenish the army of 800 million illiterate people in the world”.
On June 26, 2014, the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference received pledges of over $28.5 billion. This is good news for both the growth of education worldwide and the Global Partnership for Education, which will use the funds to finance educational programs in over 60 developing countries.
The Global Partnership will continue to intensify its efforts to enable more girls to get the schooling they deserve, particularly at the primary level.
Nick Kristof in The New York Times writes about how the kidnapped Nigerian girls haven't been returned, and aid to education is declining.
The Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has approved $66 million program implementation grant to support reforms in Sindh's education sector.