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New materials for the Oslo Education Summit

Today marks the start of a two day Summit on Education for Development in Oslo, Norway. Below are all the materials produced by the GMR to feed into the discussions:

Proposed new target for financing education in conflict

A new EFA Report paper shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict affected countries. These children are more than twice as likely to be out of school as those in other countries. Adolescents are two thirds more likely to be out of school.

Conflict is exacerbating existing inequalities. The poorest are twice as likely to be out of school in conflict affected countries as in other countries; girls are two and half times as likely to be out of school. Young women are 90% more likely to be out of secondary school.

The EFA Report proposes a new target for funding education in emergencies that ensures a minimum level of investment for every child and adolescent.

The paper shows that $2.3 billion is required to place all 34 million of the out of school children and adolescents in school - ten times the amount that education is receiving from humanitarian aid right now.

> Read the policy paper
Out of school numbers rise but aid still below 2010 levels

A new paper jointly released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the EFA Report shows the number of children and adolescents out of school is on the rise, reaching 124 million in 2013.

Aid needs to increase at least six fold to fill the annual finance gap of $39.5 billion needed to provide 12 years of education for all. But levels are still 4% lower than they were in 2010.

New UIS data show that one in eleven children is out of school, totaling 59 million children in 2013, a growth of 2.4 million since 2010. Meanwhile, 24 million children will never enter a classroom. In addition, one out of six adolescents is not in school, totaling 65 million in 2013.

As well as aid being insufficient to meet these children’s needs, current contributions are not going where they are needed most. In 2013, only a third of aid to basic education was allocated to the poorest countries. Almost half of the poorest countries saw aid to basic education decline. 

> Read the policy paper
Why invest in teachers?
Read the GMR official background paper for the Oslo Summit on learning.
> Read the paper
The cost of education targets
There is an annual $39 billion finance gap to provide 12 years of quality education.
> Read the paper
New education infographics
See our great new infographics on aid, conflict and out of school children.
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