We must not set our sights too low for financing the SDGs

World Education Blog

The recent draft of the outcome document for the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Conference said that, by 2025, public spending must reach US$300 per person or 10% of national income to provide an essential basket of public services, ranging from all that is necessary to eradicate poverty and hunger, to access affordable energy and achieve the health and education targets. When compared to the estimates the GMR team made this month for achieving the education targets, this figure is worryingly low, and underestimates the resources needed to reach our ambitions by 2030.

Pupils in an empty classroom at the Lodwar Mixed Primary school in Lodwar , Turkana, Kenya, 26 June 2013 where all Kenyan government teachers were on indefinite strike to demand better pay. Credit: Picture/Karel Prinsloo/ ARETE Pupils in an empty classroom at the Lodwar Mixed Primary school in Lodwar , Turkana, Kenya, 26 June 2013 where all Kenyan government teachers were on indefinite strike to demand better pay.
Credit: Picture/Karel Prinsloo/ ARETE

The UN Millennium Project in 2003 estimated that a minimum of US120-140 per person was needed to achieve the MDGs…

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