Save our Education Budgets: Maintaining Expenditure Post-Pandemic

COVID-19 has simultaneously spurred a mass contraction of global GDP and a mass expansion of need. This increased demand on government budgets is causing national deficits to grow at a terrifying rate as countries grapple with the economic consequences of…

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COVID-19 has simultaneously spurred a mass contraction of global GDP and a mass expansion of need. This increased demand on government budgets is causing national deficits to grow at a terrifying rate as countries grapple with the economic consequences of the pandemic.
As governments and philanthropic bodies move their spend to urgent social protection and economic revival programmes, how do we protect education budgets, which in many countries and states were already stretched?
This panel believes we need a new global narrative for education – one that clearly demonstrates the key role education will play in our recovery — at the individual, family, community, national, and global levels. This isn’t just a policy conversation, this is a call to arms to #saveoureducationbudgets.
The latest of our virtual sessions is delivered in partnership with The Brookings Institution and moderated by Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow, Global Economy & Development; Co-director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution.
Featuring panellists:
– Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education (USA)
– Chernor Bah, Co-Founder & CEO, Purposeful (Sierra Leone)
– Jamie Drummond, Co-Founder, ONE (UK)
– David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International (Belgium)
– Robert Jenkins, Associate Director, Chief of Education, UNICEF (USA)

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