Financial Innovation Goes to School

Despite unequivocal evidence of its positive social and economic impact, education – particularly at the preschool and primary levels – suffers from chronic under-investment. Innovative financing mechanisms, including an education investment bank, are needed to ensure access to the high-quality education that all children deserve.

PARIS – Later this month, the United Nations will discuss a high-level report on global development priorities for the period following the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015. Quality education is one of the global priorities that world leaders will be taking up.