22 April 2019: UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed encouraged governments to increase domestic financing for education and called on the international community to help address national funding shortfalls for education, at a high-level breakfast meeting in Washington, DC, US to discuss the design of the International Finance Facility for Education.

The proposed Facility is expected to pool donor resources and use public sector financing to leverage private sector funds, generating around USD 10 billion in additional funding for children’s education. The blended finance Facility is anticipated to become operational in early 2020 and provide 200 million new school places, thus promoting achievement of SDG 4 (quality education for all). The Facility was originally a recommendation of the UN and World Bank’s Education Commission, proposed

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