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Submitted by Pauline Rose on
The argument that is increasingly being put forward that aid money is no longer needed is dangerous for poor people living in the poor countries (including low income and some lower middle income countries). Our recent Education for All Global Monitoring Report found that, for some of these countries, a quarter of their education budget was from donors. And even this is not nearly enough to ensure quality education for all. These countries receive less than $2billion in aid, yet they need for $16billion per year. See chapter 2 of the Report: It is vital to move towards greater domestic mobilisation of resources, but until this becomes a reality, it is not yet time to let donors off the hook for commitments they have made to ensure no country is left behind in education due to lack of resources.