A turning point? An updated scorecard on donor funding to Pre-primary Education

Mireille Nininahazwe from Ubongo leads the community session. Photography from Education Innovation Awards winner Ubongo's community event for 3-6 year olds at Kyaka II refugee settlement, held at the centre of their local partner, Youth Initiative for Development in Africa (YIDA). This community event was held as part of the scaling up plan funded by the Education Innovation award grant.
Mireille Nininahazwe from Ubongo leads the community session. Photography from Education Innovation Awards winner Ubongo's community event for 3-6 year olds at Kyaka II refugee settlement, held at the centre of their local partner, Youth Initiative for Development in Africa (YIDA). This community event was held as part of the scaling up plan funded by the Education Innovation award grant.

This is the seventh report in a series dating back to 2017 by the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre for Theirworld. In this paper, we review the latest data available on pre-primary education spending, with particular attention paid to trends in 2021 and 2022.

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.

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