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Equitable Financing of Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Asma Zubiri; Pauline Rose

Feb 1, 2019

This report considers key trends in secondary education in particularly with respect to enrollment and domestic and aid financing from an equity perspective.  While many national governments and international donors have shifted their spending from primary to secondary education since the early 2000's, it is evident that unfinished business remains in regards to primary education, with the poorest and most disadvantaged still unlikely to complete the full cycle of primary education. Even when they do, many are not learning the basics, and their chances of transitioning into secondary education is much lower then their more advantaged counterparts. In order for countries to achieve the SDG4 targets by 2030, the way in which governments and international donors disburse their resources will have a huge bearing on countries being on track to ensure no one is left behind.