Presentation on theme: "Global Partnership for Education Replenishment: RESULTS Campaign Strategy GPE/Alexandra Humme RESULTS Global Grassroots Webinar March 12, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Global Partnership for Education Replenishment: RESULTS Campaign Strategy GPE/Alexandra Humme RESULTS Global Grassroots Webinar March 12, 2014
Global Partnership for Education replenishment: Why now? We cannot end poverty without strong education systems. But current systems fail to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children: – The world will fail to reach MDG2 by – 57 million primary school aged children are still out of school. – 250 million children are failing to acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills. The Global Partnership for Education is the most effective institution to build these systems in the poorest countries. The United States must show leadership at the June pledging conference.
Recap: Replenishment details The target for donor commitments at the Global Partnership’s pledging conference is $3.5 billion from (four years).
Recap: Replenishment Details When: June 26 th, 2014 (two days after the IC!) Where: The Egg in Brussels Who: Developing country and donor government officials, civil society (including RESULTS staff), private sector partners, and other global leaders What: Pledges throughout the day with parallel side sessions on how to achieve impact Logistics:
What will $3.5 billion accomplish for children? Support 29 million children in primary and lower secondary schools. The number of children completing primary school with literacy and numeracy skills will increase by 25 percent. The number of girls completing primary school will increase by 10 percent. Leverage an additional US$16 billion in developing country partners’ domestic financing for education.
The role of the U.S. government RESULTS is urging the Administration to pledge $250 million over two years (fiscal years 2015 and 2016) to the Global Partnership. – But why only two years? Isn’t the replenishment period four years? – The U.S. contributed $20 million in 2012, and is expected to do the same in This will bring the U.S. closer to the levels of other major donors: – U.K.: US$ million paid to date. – Netherlands: US$ million paid to date. What should the United States pledge in June?
Replenishment, appropriations, and the Education for All Act: What’s the connection? Pledge to the Global Partnership for Education: – The decision maker is the Administration. – The request is a pledge of $250 million over two years (FY15 and 16). – The final decision will be made in June. Fiscal year 2015 appropriations requests: – The decision maker is Congress, and specifically the Appropriations Committees. – Our education request is to include a $125 million contribution in the FY15 appropriations bill – this is one half of the pledge. – The final decision is dependent on Congress’s timing but the bulk of our work is happening this month. Education for All Act: – The EFA Act authorizes the U.S. to contribute to the Global Partnership for Education. – Securing cosponsorship of this bill has built a base of supporters for replenishment.
RESULTS campaign: What’s the plan? Public pressure: media is key! Our media goals: – 25 editorials – 30 op-eds (1 down, 29 to go!) – 150 letters to the editor Congressional support: creating the political will. – In 2011, 69 members of Congress signed a letter calling for a multiyear pledge to GPE. How many can we get this year? We need to move the Administration by showing public and political support for an ambitious U.S. pledge to the Global Partnership for Education.
Timeline and key events March 18: Monthly media support call focused on generating media on the Global Partnership for Education – Contact Colin Smith for more information – Now through May: meetings with editorial boards Beginning and end of April: media speaker tours with education advocates from sub-Saharan Africa April: Congressional letter to the Administration (dates TBD) June 21-24: RESULTS International Conference June 26: Global Partnership for Education Pledging Conference Post-June 26: Follow up and accountability with the U.S. government
We’re all in this together: Key partners The Global Campaign for Education – US Chapter – Key coalition partners like Save the Children, Plan USA, CARE, US Fund for UNICEF, and more The Global Poverty Project RESULTS Affiliates around the world: Australia, Canada, the UK
Campaign resources: What’s coming? The Global Partnership for Education’s Case for Investment Greater Impact Through Partnership: 8 reasons to invest in the Global Partnership for Education now more than ever, RESULTS affiliates brief Media Toolkit – Updated editorial packet and sample pitch coming soon. – Tip sheet for identifying local angles and action sheet on LTEs. Webinar Recordings – Education for All and Global Partnership for Education background webinar, February 19. – Global grassroots webinar with Alice Albright, March 8. Where can I find everything? - coming soon!www.results.org/issues/globalpartnership
Discussion Questions? What other resources will be helpful for your work? What are your ideas for: – Congressional champions? – Tactics? – Messaging?