EAC & EAA Reports

EAC at WISE 2015

The theme was "Education Post 2015: Poverty: Social, Economic and Cultural Challenges". An EAC hosted Session titled Current Education Financing Mechanisms and Promising Options took place on Wednesday 4th November 2015 and was moderated by Nicholas Burnett, Managing Director for Education at Results for Development (R4D).

EAC at WISE 2015

In the post 2016 global development agenda, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), education is recognised as an essential ingredient of sustainability.  And, within the SDGs, the financing of education is acknowledged as a critical priority, especially for the most marginalized and disadvantaged populations.

Poverty is a persistent and pervasive issue impacting education, and most directly impacting marginalised children who may never attend school or who drop out early. To break the cycle of poverty as a barrier to a quality primary education, it is important to first understand how education is currently financed and then to examine promising practices that mitigate shortfalls.

During this session, a panel of experts discussed ways in which to break the cycle of poverty. They examined current finance mechanisms, and compared existing demand and supply side financial innovations. The session also looked at poverty alleviation methodologies used in field-based projects from the Educate A Child programme.

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Session Moderator: Nicholas Burnett, Managing Director for Education at Results for Development (R4D).  Summary of session including remarks from Hon Julia Gillard, Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education

Innovative Financial Services for Education
Session Panelist: Claire Trainar, Results for Development (R4D)

The Economic Cost of Out of School Children in Southeast Asia
Session Panelist: Ichiro Miyazawa, UNESCO-Bangkok

“Bridging tomorrow” Project - Innovative Financing Support for Education
Session Panelist: Nadia Bernasconi, NRC, Cote d’Ivoire

Save for School: A promising approach to support access to education
Session Panelist: Louis Falcy, IRC, Cote d’Ivoire


Publication Date: 
November 04, 2015