Starting this week: a new era in education financing

Follow live as we launch GPE’s Replenishment and our Case for Investment

This week GPE Board Chair Julia Gillard will launch our Case for Investment and officially kick off our replenishment.

During this ambitious 2018-2020 campaign we plan to more than triple the financing GPE makes available to developing country partners.  It is our hope that the GPE replenishment will mark the beginning of a new era in education financing. ing to reverse the trend of declining aid for education. It is an opportunity to show a new commitment not just to the children of the developing world but to global security and prosperity.

You can follow along live as we make the case for need to #FundEducation to #ShapetheFuture. Here’s what to look forward to:

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Investing in the early years: identifying synergies and catalyzing action

Details:  World Bank, Washington D.C. 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT.

Part of the 2017 World Bank Spring Meetings, this roundtable will convene Julia Gillard and other leaders from key global agencies, civil society organizations, foundations, and the private sector who are also convinced that investing in the early years is essential in enabling households and countries to succeed in the 4th industrial revolution.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

#ItsPossible Facebook Live

Details:  World Bank Facebook 1:00 pm ET

From the heart of the World Bank – IMF Spring Meetings, Julia Gillard will discuss the future of education financing and why #ItsPossible to ensure a quality education for all children. You can submit questions in advance and during the interview here.

Financing for Learning: Making Global Education a Reality

Details:  Center for Global Development, Washington D.C. 2:30pm – 3:45pm EDT.
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Julia Gillard will launch the GPE Replenishment Case for Investment and join Gordon Brown and Anthony Lake in a high-level dialogue about how to secure sufficient, stable financing that can transform global learning outcomes. This event will discuss how current investment can be leveraged, increased, and channeled through GPE, Education Cannot Wait, and the International Financing Facility for Education to ensure that every child can access their right to a quality education.

Payouts for perils: using insurance to radically improve emergency aid

Details:  Center for Global Development, Washington D.C. 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT.
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GPE CEO Alice Albright will join Owen Barder (Vice President, Director of CGD Europe and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development), Stefan Dercon (Chief Economist, DFID, and Professor of Economic Policy, University of Oxford), and Rowan Douglas (CBE, CEO, Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Group) for the launch of a new CGD report Payouts for Perils: Using Insurance to Radically Improve Emergency Aid. The report sets out how we can use the principles and practice of insurance to save lives, money and time when catastrophes strike. The panelists—all contributors to the report—will discuss how to radically improve emergency aid by delivering fast, reliable funding when hazards hit.


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