Cooperation institutions

Let’s clarify the definition of aid to education so that it benefits the poorest

Author(s): Antoninis, Manos

Year: 2014

Description: the author reminds us of the definition of international aid to education to emphasize that this aid does not benefit those who need it most, especially the poorest. He argues for a better distribution of aid

✏️ blog #01

Relever les défis de l’éducation dans un Sahel en crise

Author(s) : Coalition Éducation

Year: 2022

Description: this report points out the inconsistencies in France’s foreign policy funding for education and presents an analysis of French cooperation in Burkina Faso

Relever les défis de l’éducation dans un Sahel en crise [FR]

Author(s): Coalition Éducation

Year: 2019

Description: this report highlights the many challenges that exist in the Sahel context, particularly those related to the work of international cooperation. Among these challenges is the lack of action coordination

✏️ blog #08

L’aide française à l’éducation ne cible pas les besoins les plus importants [FR]

Author(s): Coalition Éducation

Year: 2018

Description: as we have largely developed in blog #01, international aid for education does not target the most important needs. As this report shows, French aid is no exception to this rule

✏️ blog #01

COVID-19 is a serious threat to aid to education recovery?

Author(s): GEMR-UNESCO


Description: the document shows that total aid to education reached its highest ever levels in 2018, the latest available year. However, it estimates that global aid is likely to decline by up to US$2 billion from 2018 to 2022 as a result of recession caused by COVID-19, entailing a 12% drop in international support for education

✏️ blog #01

Aid to education: a return to growth?

Author(s): GEMR-UNESCO


Description: the document states that international aid to education has increased in 2016 to reach its highest level (since figures are available), while noting that this aid does not necessarily benefit the sectors and areas that would deserve the full attention of donors

✏️ blog #01

Education Aid Watch 2015

Author(s)Global Campaign for Education

Year: 2015

Description: the report documents the neglect of many rich donor countries in meeting their commitments, which is a major reason for the failure to achieve the global education goals. It is the poorest and most excluded children, youth and adults who have felt the impact of this failure

✏️ blog #01

No Time to Lose on the Road to Universal Primary and Secondary Education

Author(s): Montoya, Silvia

Year: 2018

Description: the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics reports on the world situation in terms of education and presents the updated database on whether cooperation is contributing to the achievement of international education goals (SDG4)

Development Co-operation Report 2023. Debating the Aid System

Author(s): OECD

Year: 2023

Description: This 60th anniversary edition of the Development Co-operation Report takes stock of these challenges, and proposes ways forward

Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

Author(s): OECD

Year: 2005

Description: the Declaration sets out five fundamental principles for improving the effectiveness of development aid. These principles are ownership, alignment, harmonisation, results and mutual accountability

✏️ blog #05; #08

Aid Coordination

Author(s): Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Year: 1967

Description: this briefing paper argues (already in 1967) that increasingly effective coordination amongst donor countries is needed to eliminate anomalies arising from conflicts of interest, different administrative procedures, contradictory prescriptions for the recipient’s economic progress, or duplication of effort

✏️ blog #08

World Bank Education Financing: Less or More for the Poor in IDA 16?

Author(s)RESULTS Educational Fund


Description: the purpose of this report is to provide a critical overview of trends in World Bank financing for education, with a view to determining the extent to which the Bank is effectively investing in education in low-income countries

✏️ blog #01

Global Education Monitoring Reporrt 2019. Migration, displacement & education: Building bridges, not walls


Year: 2018

Description: this report, published almost annually since 2000, aims to monitor progress in education around the world. In particular, it highlights the contribution of international cooperation in the sector. A must read

✏️ blog #04

Rethinking education: towards a global common good?


Year: 2015

Description: this report affirms a humanistic approach to education by highlighting the challenges of the 21st century, particularly ecological and social challenges, which have implications for the dynamics of international cooperation. However, it is not a strategic document of UNESCO, but rather a thought piece

✏️ blog #02

Education 2030: Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4

Author(s)UNESCO, Republic of Korea, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women et al.

Year: 2015

Description: this is the International Declaration linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to education. Anyone interested in education should know by heart these goals, which are officially agreed upon by the international community

✏️ blog #02; #09

World Bank Support to Education Since 2001: A Portfolio Note

Author(s): World Bank

Year: 2011

Description: the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank takes stock of the actions of the World Bank from 2001 to 2011, highlighting both successes and shortcomings

✏️blog #01

Education Finance Watch 2022

Author(s): World Bank & GEMR-UNESCO & ISU-UNESCO

Year: 2023

Description: the paper shows the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the global learning crisis It sheds light on the impact of Covid-19 on global education financing in 2020, 2021 and 2022

Education Finance Watch 2021

Author(s): World Bank & GEMR-UNESCO & UIS-UNESCO

Year: 2021

Description: during and after COVID19, the education finance challenge is not only about mobilizing resources but also about improving the effectiveness of funding. Unfortunately, this report highlights recent increases in public education spending have been associated with relatively small improvements in education outcomes

✏️ blog #08

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