‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world’- Nelson Mandela
The World Bank is the largest source of international funding for education. In 2010 it committed to providing an additional $US 750 million for basic education from 2011 to 2015.
Instead, the World Bank’s education funding dropped from $1.2 billion in 2009 and 2010 to just $403 million in 2011, decreasing instead of increasing.
It must do better if we are to achieve our goal of Education for All, which Australia is already a large contributor to.
Email Australia’s Executive Director at the World Bank Mr John Whitehead, ahead of his meeting with RESULTS members in July, expressing your concern over the World Bank’s commitment to education.