A Diminished Priority: An Updated Scorecard on Donor Funding to Pre-primary Education during Covid-19

As evidence has shown, quality interventions in preprimary education are a highly effective investment for individuals and societies, with up to 90% of a child’s brain development taking place between birth and the age of five.

In recognition of this, since 2017 Theirworld has been advocating for aid donors and national governments to commit 10% of their education spending to early childhood education.

This is the sixth report in a series dating back to 2017 by the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre for Theirworld. The series identifies donor performance in pre-primary education, with the latest report focusing in particular on the period from 2020 to 2021, the two years most severely affected by Covid-19.

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