Financing for all: how to include fragile and conflict-affected states in the education FTI

This policy outlook outlines seven ways that the Education for All-Fast Track Initiative (FTI) needs to evolve so that it can more effectively and consistently address the education needs of fragile and conflict-affected states. It builds on the analysis and general recommendations outlined for FTI reform in the UNESCO 2010 Global Monitoring Report (UNESCO, 2010), the independent FTI Mid-Term Evaluation (Cambridge Education, Mokoro Ltd. and Oxford Policy Management, 2009a) including the specific working paper focusing on fragile states (Dom, 2009), Oxfam’s recent briefing note (Oxfam, 2010), a paper produced by the Center for Global Development (Bermingham, 2010), as well as work undertaken more generally on the role of donors in supporting education in fragile and conflict-affected states (Brannelly, Ndaruhutse and Rigaud, 2009; and Save the Children, 2009). However, this policy outlook focuses specifically on how any reform of the FTI needs to address the particular constraints it faces in providing effective support to fragile and conflict-affected states, rather than looking more generally at the overall reform needs of the FTI (although some of these issues are overlapping).