In an interview with one of Argentina’s leading newspapers La Nacion, Commission Director Justin van Fleet speaks about the risk of having up to 825 million young people, by 2030, without the skills required to get a job. All countries face growing and rapidly changing education needs to prepare the next generation for the future. These needs are greatest in Africa, which will be home to one billion young people by 2050.
After assessing a number of options to improve access to education and learning, the Commission concluded that the world must significantly increase funding for global education. A key part of the solution is the International Finance Facility for Education which could generate US$10 billion per year for developing countries.