EVENT – World Bank’s Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum session: “Free Education and the Question of Low-Fee Private Schools”
RESULTS Educational Fund in partnership with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ActionAid, the East African Center for Human Rights, the Global Campaign for Education – US, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, the National Education Association, and Oxfam would like to invite you to the World Bank’s Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum session titled:
“Free Education and the Question of Low-Fee Private Schools”
Friday, April 21st 9:00am-10:30am.
Spring Meetings Registration Required
- Sylvain Aubry (Research and Legal Advisor, GI-ESCR)
- Linda Oduor-Noah (Research Consultant, East African Center for Human Rights)
- Tanvir Muntasim (International Policy Manager for Education, ActionAid)
- Tony Barker (Associate Director for Global Education, RESULTS Educational Fund)
- Moderated by Frank Adamson (Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Standford University)
- World Bank/IFC representative (TBC)
This session will generate discussion around the World Bank’s position on free education and fee-charging private schools and will present evidence from four reports (RESULTS Educational Fund, ActionAid, Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights , and the East African Center for Human Rights), in regards to access and quality of International Financing Corporation (IFC) funded low-fee private schools. The session will highlight the importance of educational investments not deepening social inequalities to the detriment of the most marginalized populations. The discussion will be framed in the context of the WDR 2018, the first to focus on education, as a unique opportunity to shape World Bank’s policy orientations and programmatic implications regarding education equity.