The power of a dollar at the Social Good Summit

Video of the week

Julia Gillard delivered a keynote address at the 2015 Mashable Social Good Summit in New York on the importance of education for the 2030 Agenda.

She warned that the international community is at risk of failing 124 million children and youth currently out of school and 250 million children in school but not learning the basics. At the current rate of change, she remarked, it will take a century to bridge the learning gap between developing and developed countries.

Leaders who have committed to the Sustainable Development Goal for education must now ensure that their words will not ring hollow and increase funding for education. It only costs US$1.18 a day to send a child to school in developing countries. Country governments can afford 88% of that dollar, therefore the financing gap that donors need to fill is just 14 cents a day per child.


The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is headquartered in Washington DC and has approximately 100 staff. The Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all its partners including...

Latest blogs

Marie Augustine shares her experience in Senegal and calls on H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, on H.E. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France, and on all the...
With support from partners, Afghanistan is reopening schools that had been closed due to insecurity or lack of sufficient facilities. So far, 60 schools have been reopened.
In a personal video message shared on the Malala Fund’s Twitter account, Malala implored “all governments, all countries and all world leaders” to support GPE and help get every girl and boy in...