Toronto : A more peaceful and prosperous world starts with a quality basic education. That is why the Government of Canada, as part of its Feminist International Assistance Policy, is committed to investing in education around the world, especially for girls.
Today, at the World Economic Forum’s annual general meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will provide $180 million to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for 2018-2020. This pledge, a doubling of Canada’s current annual contribution to the GPE, will provide targeted support for girls’ education and help strengthen education systems in developing countries.
Canada has been a long standing supporter of the GPE’s development assistance, which helps children – especially the poorest, most vulnerable, and those living in fragile or conflict-affected countries – receive a quality basic education.
Canada’s investments help establish strong education systems that provide children and youth, particularly girls, with ten years of quality basic education. Our investments also help ensure that youth and adults, especially young women, have the knowledge and skills they need to secure a job and realize their full potential.