On Thursday, June 3, almost 100 members of parliament from around the world raised their hands in support of GPE’s financing campaign.
At an online high-level roundtable convened by the International Parliamentary Network for Education (IPNEd), parliamentarians from both GPE donors and partner countries called on their governments to prioritize, protect and grow financing for education.
Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, opened the event.
Ms. Gillard also issued an invitation to GPE partner countries to pledge at the summit to increase their expenditure on education towards the 20% expenditure benchmark and beyond.
“Those pledges are always important, but they are even more valuable at this time when economies are under pressure and the temptation to roll back expenditure on services like education is right in front of leaders of nations”.
The importance of domestic financing as the most significant and sustainable source of education financing was echoed by the other speakers.