This blog was originally featured on the World Education Blog.
A year ago, the Transforming Education Summit (TES) was the highest-level education meeting in history, convening Heads of States on an unprecedented scale to talk about the education crisis.
I was the Stakeholder Convenor for the finance track of the summit, helping to draft and edit the TES Discussion Paper on Financing, which was developed with input from 193 UN Member States. The paper led to the development of a Call to Action on Financing Education endorsed by the UN Secretary General, that was launched at the Summit on 19th September 2022.
One year on, it is clear that delivering on this transformative finance agenda will be key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on Education by 2030. But to make the necessary breakthroughs, the education community, at national and international levels, must break out of its bubble and engage in much more strategic dialogue and action around tax justice, debt justice and ending the default use of austerity measures.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is the most influential global actor on education, linking ministries of education from across lower-income countries in a partnership with bilateral and multilateral donors, civil society representatives, teacher unions, private sector partners and foundations.