Although education is widely recognized as a top development priority, successful education systems will require more and better investment to support learning.
Investing in literacy, primary and secondary education, vocational training and higher education is critical to development. However, providing education to youth in low and lower-income countries will require a substantial investment of domestic resources, as well as aid. Currently, private sector investment in education lags far behind investments in other sectors, yet private sector companies are key beneficiaries of improved education. Public-private partnerships present an opportunity to channel funding to local governments and organizations with the in-country knowledge and expertise to create sustainable change.