Last week, Global Partnership for Education asked for questions to be submitted to the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs.
The World Bank Group and the Government of Djibouti signed today a US$3.8 million grant to support the government's access to quality education project. The grant was provided by the Global Partnership for Education.
Achieving universal access to quality education is key to eradicating poverty, fostering economic growth, and promoting international security — but it requires a strong investment from the United States. U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and David Reichert have offered a bipartisan solution with the Education For All Act.
Despite good progress in many developing countries, it is puzzling to realize that education is not seen as an emergency like a disease affecting millions of people would be.
The Global Partnership is looking to be inclusive in its upcoming June pledging conference in Brussels, and expects commitments from donors, international organizations, developing country partners, civil society, the private sector and foundations.