bprevilleover 1 year ago
I was angered to read in the news that the Taliban shot a14-year-old schoolgirl in the head for her advocacy for girls' education. However, even the World Bank is undermining the rights of young women to receive an education.
In 2012, the World Bank promised to increase grants and loans for global education by $750 million over 5 years, declaring a 5-year baseline for their pledge, a 40% increase. Now they claim a 10-year baseline, or a 9% decrease!
Donor countries pledged an additional $2.5 billion over 3 years to education for all children. However, the World Bank’s fuzzy math nearly wipes that out with their $2.3 billion decrease.
Let’s hold the World Bank accountable for their pledge… for the 61 million children who cannot get a primary school education.