Most often, weak education systems and poor quality teaching stand in the way of children learning. There are huge inequalities in access to education, especially for girls and children with disabilities, while children in fragile and conflict affected countries are more than twice as likely to be out of school as those in more stable countries.
Globally most education funding comes from domestic resources, but a critical part comes from aid from donor countries, especially through the Global Partnership for Education, the only international partnership dedicated exclusively to bringing a quality education to children living in the world's poorest countries. This February 1 and 2, GPE is holding its financing conference in Dakar, Senegal. Pope Francis and RESULTS UK are urging developing countries, including the UK, to show their political commitment to education by pledging significant financial support.