Gordon Brown has authored a major new report on education and growth “Education For All; Beating Poverty, Unlocking Prosperity.” The report was launched today in South Africa with Graça Machel, Gordon’s co-convenor of the Global Campaign for Education’s High Level Panel.
The report’s findings are that a renewed global commitment to education will:
• Increase economic growth in the poorest countries by 2% per capita, creating the conditions for deep reductions in poverty and opening up new opportunities for investment.
• Lift 104 million people out of poverty and save the lives of some 1.8 million African children.
The report also argues that for every $1 spent on education, a further $15 could be generated as a result of the education growth premium, front-loading this investment would reduce aid dependency and pay for itself after 22 years.
The twitter tag for the report is #educationforall and please do circulate it to your networks.