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GPE has launched an ambitious financing campaign to raise at least US $5 billion over 5 years to change children's lives through education. These funds will help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, which are home to more than 1 billion children and more than 80% of the world's out-of-school children. An equally important campaign goal is to ensure that domestic education expenditure is protected.

Fully-funded, GPE will leverage the partnerships and mobilize the resources needed to enable 175 million girls and boys to learn, reach 140 million more students with professionally trained teachers, enroll 88 million more children in school – including 46 million more girls – and help governments save $16 billion through more efficient spending.

The ripple effect of this investment would add an estimated $164 billion to GPE partner economies, save 3 million lives, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two million girls from early marriage.

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Prioritize domestic financing

Domestic financing is the most significant, sustainable source of financing for education. Ensuring more and better domestic financing for education is a core objective for GPE.

GPE calls on countries to prioritize, protect and increase domestic financing towards the global benchmark of 20% of total public expenditure to leave no one behind and mitigate potential for huge losses in human capital. GPE is also calling on countries to ensure education budgets are more equitable—allocated and spent to reach the most marginalized—and efficient—every dollar spent goes as far as possible to improve learning.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, GPE champion and cohost, is driving political action from other world leaders to make bold commitments on domestic financing at the upcoming Global Education Summit.

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