Presentation on theme: "April 28, 2008 Challenges in Financing Education in Conflict Affected States – CGCE/CIDA Learning Session."— Presentation transcript:
April 28, 2008 Challenges in Financing Education in Conflict Affected States – CGCE/CIDA Learning Session
The problem of education in Conflict Affected Fragile States (CAFS) 37 of the 72 million children out of primary school around the world live in conflict affected fragile states (<from 39 and 77 million) This is more than half of out of school children, yet these countries contain just 13 % of the world’s population. 1 in 3 primary children are out of school in CAFS.
Rewrite the Future Goals Ensure quality education for 8 million children: Access to education for 3 million children Improved quality of education for 5 million more children Work to make schools safe and a key tool in protecting children affected by conflict. Influence national governments and international agencies to prioritize education at the onset of an emergency. Increase public and private funding for quality education for conflict affected countries.
What have we achieved so far? Millions of children 8.0m 9.5m 10.3m In 2006, reported total beneficiaries exceeded the annual target by 15%
Education aid to CAFS Education commitments to CAFS increased slightly, from $1.6bn in 2005 to $1.9 billion in 2006. Basic education commitments to CAFS increased from $0.85 bn in 2005 to $1bn in 2006. Canada’s commitments to CAFS rose from $35m in 2005 to $55 million in 2006.
Distribution of education aid Globally, CAFS receive less than 1/5 th of global education aid (18%) A high proportion of education aid still goes to MICs (36%)
Distribution of basic education aid Globally, CAFS receive less than ¼ of basic education aid (23%), despite having half of the world’s out of school children.
Prioritization of education CAFS do receive donor support. Donors do not prioritize education in CAFS as they do in other countries. Of Canada’s ODA to CAFS – only 6.3% goes to education. Of Canada’s ODA to LICS – 29.6% goes to education.
Meeting our fair share… G8 members among worst offenders. Five out of 8 give less than 25% of their fair share of the external financing requirement needed for UPE. Germany – 17.7% Japan – 15.6% US – 13.5% Italy – 2.4% (but note lack of data) Canada is meeting 61% of its fair share. Some donors are doing well i.e. UK 99% and Norway 153%, proving it can be done.
Progress to build on… Fragile states are high on the policy and advocacy agendas. EFA-FTI discussing establishing a fund to support CAFS. Innovations in financing mechanisms (i.e. Multi Donor Trust Funds in Afghanistan, Sudan) INEE playing a crucial role in networking, knowledge sharing and advocating for fragile states. UNICEF and Save taking the lead in new education humanitarian cluster system.
Save the Children is calling for… More education aid for conflict affected fragile states – with 50% of all new basic education commitments going to CAFS. Increase the allocation of education aid in humanitarian crises to a minimum of 4.2%. Also support and resource the Global Education Cluster. Make 2008 a turning point for children in CAFS.