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The Global Partnership for Education Approves a US$7.68 Million Grant to Strengthen Education in Somaliland

The Global Partnership for Education’s Board of Directors approved a grant of US$7.68 million to support Somaliland’s efforts to extend quality education to more of its children.

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Not Educating Girls Costs Countries Trillions of Dollars, Says New World Bank Report

Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report launched ahead of the July 12 United Nations Malala Day.

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Parliament approves €500 million for schooling of refugee children in Turkey

MEPs said yes to continuing to pay the salaries of over 5,000 teachers, who so far have provided education to over 300,000 refugee children in Turkey.

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Italy: EIB provides 95 million euros for the expansion of LUISS University

Upgrading and expansion of University campuses in Rome: libraries, classrooms and housing for students and professors Investments improve energy efficiency in buildings Support to the University’s innovation hub located in Milan

The EU bank is supporting the five-year investment plan of the Italian LUISS University with95 million euros. A first loan tranche of 50 million euro has been signed in Rome in the presence of EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco, the LUISS Managing Director Giovanni Lo Storto and the Dean of the university, Andrea Prencipe, on July 4.

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World Bank Provides $700 Million to Improve Primary Education in Bangladesh

The World Bank, on Jun 14, approved $700 million to improve the primary education sector in Bangladesh. The Quality Learning for All Program (QLEAP) will benefit more than 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5. It will finance implementation of the government’s Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4).

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Civil Society Organizations Present Findings of Education Policy Evaluations

More than 140 representatives from the education departments of Ulaanbaatar city districts, as well as directors and principals of secondary schools, gathered on June 11, 2018 to discuss the findings of an evaluation of policies for secondary education, such as school environment, extra-curriculum activities of students, and prevention of noncommunicable diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyles.

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Preventing anti-semitism through education: UNESCO and OSCE launch first guide for education community

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OSCE Mission to Skopje-supported project brings together students from different communities through workshops on ecology and nature preservation

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Participants of the project sponsored by the OSCE-supported grants programme, the Building Bridges Fund, Skopje, 5 June 2018.

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Aid to education reached all time high in 2016

A new policy paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows that aid to education grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since records began in 2002.

Addressing some 60 Ministers of Education at the Ministerial Conference of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in Paris on 23 May, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, announced the findings saying that, “the increase is a positive sign that education is increasingly recognized by donors as a cornerstone of development. The ambitious Sustainable Development Agenda’Goal 4 (SDG 4) encompassing all levels of education cannot be achieved without increased external and domestic funding for education.”

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New Investment in Tunisia’s Future to Strengthen Primary Education and Ensure All Children Have Access to Preschool

The World Bank Board of Directors, on May 18, approved a US$100 million investment loan to support the Tunisian government's efforts to improve the quality of primary education and expand access to preschool in disadvantaged regions.