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The GPE conference in Dakar on February 1 and 2, 2018 was the largest ever education financing event, with more than 10 heads of state, 100 ministers, and 1,200 participants. The event resulted in commitments of US$110 billion from developing countries and US$2.3 billion from donors.


Powerful quotes from the GPE Financing Conference
Read powerful quotes from the GPE Financing Conference, which took place in Dakar on February 1-2, 2018.

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Unprecedented worldwide support for the Global Partnership for Education and addressing the global learning crisis
At the GPE Financing Conference, significant new financial commitments from donors and developing countries will enable new and improved support for the education of millions of children

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Q&A with Yasmine Sherif: Education is "foundation" for other aid sectors in crises
In an interview with Devex at the GPE Financing Conference earlier this month, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, explained that even though education is the foundation for other aid sectors during times of conflict and crisis, it remains severely underfunded, receiving less than 4% of overall humanitarian aid. Considering that children who don't go to school are more likely to be exposed to violence, child labor, and recruitment by extremist groups, investing in education during times of conflict is critical.