The amount of aid allocated to education has fallen for six years in a row, according to a new policy paper published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. The report, titled Aid to Education is Stagnating and Not Going to Countries Most in Need, states that total aid to education stands at US$12 billion—4% lower than in 2010. Meanwhile, total development aid has increased by 24% over the same period. The analysis is based on newly released data from the OECD Development Assistance Center.
“Aid remains far short of what is needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4, putting our commitments at risk,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. For further information, read this news release from UNESCO, which also contains a link to the full report.