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FINANCING CONFERENCE

An Investment in the Future

Dakar, Senegal
February 1-2, 2018

FINANCING CONFERENCE
An Investment in the Future

Highlights
Dakar, Senegal
February 1-2, 2018

THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING LEARNING AND EQUITY THROUGH STRONGER EDUCATION SYSTEMS.

GPE’s vision is Sustainable Development Goal 4:

“To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

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The largest-ever global education financing event

The Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference was the world’s largest-ever education financing event - a demonstration of growing global political will to ensure every child is in school and learning.

The power of partnership was demonstrated by co-hosts President Sall and President Macron, and the presence of leadership from governments, private sector, civil society and international organizations.

A renewed commitment to more and better financing of education was reflected in pledges made for 2018–2020 totalling US$ 110 BILLION from over 50 developing country governments and US$ 2.3 BILLION from over 20 donor governments.

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We’re immensely grateful to everyone who helped make this event a success and the many others who over the last few years raised the profile of global education around the world.

ALICE ALBRIGHT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION
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Senegal and France unite
for education

Funding education is not a heavy social cost, but rather a safe and secure investment in progress for mankind.

PRESIDENT MACKY SALL OF SENEGAL

Faced with all the risks, obscurantism, extremism, violence there is only one solution – education.

PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON OF FRANCE

Building a stronger partnership

Many partners have called on global leaders to substantially increase their support for education and the Global Partnership for Education.

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Youth activism

“Youth are not simply beneficiaries of education. We are partners in creating a better world. Youth do not need to be given a voice. We already have one.”

Youth solidarity statement

Private sector

“To improve education in partnership with GPE, the private sector can contribute so much more than financial support such as innovative solutions and creative thinking. This includes providing new technology, services, products and people driving improvements at community, regional, national and ultimately global levels.”


DAVID BOUTCHER, PARTNER AT REEDSMITH AND GPE PRIVATE SECTOR BOARD MEMBER

Press release

Private foundations

“The drive and initiative of foundations, coupled with a heightened awareness from GPE around the potential of partnership with private philanthropy, has opened new doors for collective impact in global education. This is a compelling mutual value proposition for creating global education philanthropic partnerships.”


DR. RANDA GROB-ZAKHARY, SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE CEO AT PORTICUS AND GPE PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS BOARD MEMBER

Strong financial
support

53 developing countries pledged to increase their national budgets for education to a total of
US$110 BILLION in 2018-2020 up from US$80 billion over the previous three years.

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The commitment of developing countries was met with solidarity and support from donors, who pledged US$2.3 BILLION for 2018-2020, a US$1 billion increase compared to the US$1.3 billion contributed in the previous three years.

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Your work has set the tone for a pivotal year for investment in global education. It is encouraging that donor country pledges showed significant progress towards our shared goal of providing education to every child.

MALALA YOUSAFZAI
Australia Australia “We know that a quality education is indispensable to reduce poverty.” BRENDAN BERNE
AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE
Belgium Belgium “Belgium believes that education is a major factor for development, whether for individuals or society as a whole.” PHILIPPE COLYN
AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL
Germany Germany “As a founding member of the Global Partnership for Education, we share a common objective with GPE and all partners to ensure inclusive and quality education for all.” STEPHAN RÖKEN
AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL
Italy Italy “Italy is strongly convinced that education is a real sustainable development multiplier for every society and every sector.” LUCA MAESTRIPIERI
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR
DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Japan Japan “Japan is strengthening its cooperation to meet the needs of marginalized populations that have no access to quality education.” SHIGERU OMORI
AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL
Korea Korea “Education has been a key for the story of Korea’s development. We fully understand that no country can drive itself out of the poverty trap without inclusive and equitable education.” JENNY HYO-EUN KIM
AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL
Luxembourg Luxembourg “We are meeting here to guarantee that every child receives what we owe him or her, access to quality education which is their basic right.” NICOLE BINTNER-BAKSHIAN
AMBASSADOR TO SENEGAL
Switzerland Switzerland “GPE represents a major player in ensuring coordination and non-fragmentation of support to education.” THOMAS GASS
VICE DIRECTOR, SWISS AGENCY FOR
DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION
USA USA “We will continue our work with GPE to deliver results, to promote innovation, to improve learning outcomes and to reach the most marginalized, especially girls and children with disabilities.” MICHELLE BEKKERING
SENIOR DEPUTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, USAID

With thanks to the sponsors and supporters that made the Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference a success.

SENEGAL
FRANCE