PRESIDENT MACKY SALL OF SENEGAL
PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON OF FRANCE
February 1-2, 2018
THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING LEARNING AND EQUITY THROUGH STRONGER EDUCATION SYSTEMS.
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.
ALICE ALBRIGHT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION
JIM YONG KIM
PRESIDENT, WORLD BANK GROUP
GPE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR
PRESIDENT OF GHANA
GPE BOARD CHAIR
“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.”
“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
“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
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.
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.