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Out of Pocket: how much are parents paying for public education that should be free?
9 Aug 2017
According to international human rights law, primary education should be free of charge, and secondary education should be made progressively free. Yet in many developing countries education is...
Missed Opportunity: how could funds lost to tax incentives in Africa be used to fill the education finance gap?
9 Aug 2017
How much revenue do African governments lose from providing tax incentives, such as giving companies tax holidays and exemptions on paying taxes on import duties and value added tax? And if these...
How governments are failing on the right to education
19 Apr 2017
This report presents important new findings on the right to education from citizen-led research in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Nepal. Unlike most such studies it is the product of research and...
The Challenges of Education Reform and Privatisation in Liberia
There are some major challenges in access, quality and equity in the Liberian education system – but is privatisation the right solution? Of the total population, 47% of Liberia have received no...
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:23
Why Teachers Need Tax
The Sustainable Development Goal on education establishes ambitious targets and to finance the achievement of these, we need a radical shift, a rebuilding of confidence in the capacity of the...
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:59
Financing Matters: A toolkit on domestic financing for education
10 Nov 2016
This toolkit has been produced by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) in collaboration with ActionAid International (AAI) and Education International (EI), and with funding from the Global...
The Learning Generation: Domestic Tax and Education
10 Nov 2016
Globally there are some fundamental challenges in education –with 121 million primary or lower secondary age children out of school (EFAGMR 2015) and 250 million children who are in school but not...
World Social Forum 2016: #taxpaysfor the Right to Education
Collected reflections from Amadé Sucá, Denis Kalekeni, Andrew Mbega and Julie JumaThis was the 12th edition of the World Social Forum (or the Fórum Social Mundial in its original Portuguese...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:16
World Social Forum
Uganda to close the largest chain of commercial private schools over non-respect of basic education standards
Friday, August 12, 2016
What the Education Financing Commission should recommend
12 Aug 2016
The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity was set up following the Oslo Education Summit on 6th July 2015. Indeed, it was a specific recommendation made in a paper by the...