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En los países latinoamericanos, la necesidad de disponer de recursos adicionales para financiar los servicios sociales, la infraestructura y la inversión educativa ponen de manifiesto la urgencia de vincular fiscalidad y educación en las discusiones sobre las políticas públicas. Para incrementar la inversión social en educación es necesario que la comunidad educativa regional considere activamente la relevancia que la actual estructura tributaria y en específico el impacto que los flujos financieros ilícitos (FFI) tienen sobre el desfinanciamiento de la inversión social, ya que significan pérdidas cuantiosas en términos de ingresos tributarios no recaudados. 

Les efforts, pour assurer une éducation inclusive et de qualité pour toutes et tous, ont suscité des appels en faveur d’un engagement plus important du secteur privé, affirmant que les entreprises et les fondations peuvent jouer un rôle important en tant que partenaires dans la réalisation de l’Objectif de Développement Durable n° 4 (ODD 4).

Ces dernières années, compte tenu de l’insuffisance des financements publics et de la nécessité d’intervenir en urgence, les acteurs privés se sont de plus en plus impliqués dans divers aspects des programmes éducatifs, pour l’éducation dans les situations d’urgence (ESU). Toutefois, cet arrangement peut engendrer des tensions entre l’engagement du secteur privé et la réponse humanitaire dans le domaine de l’éducation, ce qui doit être pris en compte et nécessite à son tour une coordination, un plaidoyer et une attention supplémentaires. Ce document explore certaines des tensions et fait des recommandations, pour soutenir la priorisation d’une éducation publique sûre, équitable et de qualité, pour tous les enfants et les jeunes touchés par des crises.

L’INEE soutient le droit à l’éducation de chaque jeune, et reconnaît l’État comme principal responsable de la scolarisation, conformément aux déclarations, cadres et instruments juridiques internationaux, qui affirment et protègent le droit à l’éducation (voir encadré sur les instruments juridiques, qui protègent le droit à l’éducation).

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Las iniciativas que buscan garantizar una educación inclusiva y equitativa para todos han generado peticiones para una mayor involucramiento del sector privado, afirmando que las empresas y las fundaciones pueden jugar un papel importante como socios para alcanzar el Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 4 (ODS4). 

En los últimos años, debido a la falta de financiamiento público y a la necesidad de respuestas urgentes, ha crecido la participación del sector privado en diversos aspectos de la programación educativa para la educación en situaciones de emergencia (EeE). Esta forma de trabajar, sin embargo, puede causar tensiones entre la participación del sector privado y la respuesta humanitaria en materia de educación. Es necesario resolver estas tensiones, lo cual requiere una mayor coordinación, abogacía y atención. Este informe explora algunas de estas tensiones y ofrece recomendaciones para apoyar la priorización de una educación pública segura, equitativa y de calidad para todos los niños, niñas y jóvenes afectados por crisis.

La INEE apoya el derecho que tienen todas las personas jóvenes a la educación y reconoce al Estado como el principal responsable de la escolarización, en línea con declaraciones, marcos e instrumentos legales internacionales que reconocen y protegen el derecho a la educación (véase el recuadro sobre los instrumentos legales que protegen el derecho a la educación).

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Efforts to secure inclusive and equitable education for all have prompted calls for greater engagement by the private sector, asserting that businesses and foundations can play significant roles as partners in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4).

In recent years, given shortfalls in public financing and the need for urgent responses, private actors have increasingly become involved in various aspects of educational programming for education in emergencies (EiE). The arrangement, however, can produce tensions between private engagement and humanitarian response in education, which needs to be addressed and in turn requires extra coordination, advocacy and attention. This brief explores some of these tensions and makes recommendations to support the prioritization of safe, equitable, and quality public education for all children and young people affected by crises.

INEE supports every young person’s right to education and recognizes the State as the primary duty-bearer of schooling, in alignment with international declarations, frameworks, and legal instruments that assert and protect the right to education

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دفعت الجهود الرامية إلى تأمين التعليم الشامل والعادل للجميع إلى دعوات للمزيد من المشاركة من جانب القطاع الخاص ، والتأكيد على أن الشركات والمؤسسات قادرة على لعب أدوار كبيرة كشركاء في تحقيق الهدف الرابع من أهداف التنمية المستدامة.

في السنوات الأخيرة، وفي ضوء النقص في التمويل العام والحاجة إلى استجابات عاجلة، أصبحت الجهات الفاعلة الخاصة تشارك بشكل متزايد في مختلف جوانب البرمجة التعليمية من أجل التعليم في حالات الطوارئ. غير أن هذه التدابير يمكن أن تؤدي إلى حدوث توتر بين مشاركة القطاع الخاص والاستجابة الإنسانية في مجال التعليم، الأمر الذي يحتاج إلى معالجة ويتطلب بدوره مزيدًا من التنسيق والمناصرة والاهتمام. ويستكشف هذا الموجز بعض هذا التوتر ويقدم توصيات لدعم الأولوية للتعليم العام الآمن والمنصف والجيد لجميع الأطفال والشباب المتضررين من الأزمات.


تدعم الشبكة المشتركة لوكالات التعليم في حالات الطوارئ حق كل شاب في التعليم وتعترف بأن الدولة هي الجهة الرئيسية المسؤولة عن التعليم، تمشياً مع الإعلانات والأطر والمواثيق القانونية الدولية التي تؤكد الحق في التعليم وتحميه (انظر الإطار حول المواثيق القانونية التي تحمي الحق في التعليم).

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The efficient design and delivery of early childhood policies and services are critical to ensuring long-term learning opportunities and improved learning, behaviour, employment, and health outcomes amongst individuals. Research in neuroscience, developmental psychology and cognitive science has revealed that quality early childhood education, supportive communities and a positive family environment serve as important building blocks to promote healthy development amongst infants and toddlers.

The World Health Organization identified the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and by February 2021, two-thirds of LMICs were reported to have reduced their public education budgets (Education Finance Watch Report, 2021). Although many challenges to achieving full access to quality early childhood services existed before the pandemic, this finding dramatically reveals how the pandemic threatens to erode hard won gains already achieved for children and families, and could continue to have exceedingly negative impacts on child development, early learning, family well-being and all types of early childhood services.

The Global Partnership Strategy (GPS) for Early Childhood was created to counter this negative trend in education and to overcome the reduction and closure of services for health, nutrition, sanitation, and child protection in all world regions. Well designed and implemented policies and services for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and Early Childhood Development (ECD) enable all countries to protect and guarantee child rights, achieve high rates of return on their investments in child and family development and widen avenues for transforming societies and lives. 

Around the world, higher education communities are overwhelmed by frequent attacks on scholars, students, staff, and their institutions. State and non-state actors, including armed militant and extremist groups, police and military forces, government authorities, off-campus groups, and even members of higher education communities, among others, carry out these attacks, which often result in deaths, injuries, and deprivations of liberty. Beyond their harm to the individuals and institutions directly targeted, these attacks undermine entire higher education systems, by impairing the quality of teaching, research, and discourse on campus and constricting society’s space to think, question, and share ideas. Ultimately, they impact all of us, by damaging higher education’s unique capacity to drive the social, political, cultural, and economic development from which we all benefit.

Through its Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, Scholars at Risk (SAR) responds to these attacks by identifying and tracking key incidents, with the aim of protecting vulnerable individuals, raising awareness, encouraging accountability, and promoting dialogue and understanding that can help prevent future threats. Since 2015, SAR has been publishing Free to Think, a series of annual reports analyzing attacks on higher education communities around the world.

Free to Think 2021 documents 332 attacks on higher education communities in 65 countries and territories. This year was marked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than five million lives. For higher education, the pandemic continued to disrupt academic activity, keeping many institutions in remote states of operation and suspending most academic travel. For scholars and students, the pandemic also continued to raise questions, concerns, and criticisms about state responses to public health crises, government accountability, and societal inequities. Scholars and students took on these issues in the classroom and more public venues, in-person and online, asserting their academic freedom and their rights to freedoms of expression and assembly. They also responded to acute and more long-standing political conflicts, from Myanmar’s coup to the steady erosion of human rights in Turkey, demanding civilian led government and the protection of fundamental freedoms. Frequently, however, individuals and groups opposed to their questions and ideas sought to silence them.

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RTE's strategic plan lays our vision, mission, core areas of focus, and key activities for the period 2020-2022.

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This background paper prepared for the Global Education Monitoring Report provides both the rationale and the framework for re-centring a human rights’ perspective in education sector analysis. It draws on international human rights law as specified in the recently adopted Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education, a landmark text for the interpretation of the right to education, in particular in the context of growing privatisation in and of education. The paper outlines how to use the Abidjan Principles to develop a tool to measure if and how States are implementing and individuals are enjoying those rights, with a specific focus on the role of non-State actors. We find that reframing education analysis through a human rights lens provides a sharp contrast to the narrow view of education as a human capital generator. Using the human rights framework of structures, processes, and outcomes, we not only detail questions which can guide future research and advocacy, but also demonstrate its use in evaluating data availability and sector plans in the United States and Côte D’Ivoire and re-evaluating existing conclusions from “The Role and Impact of Private Schools in Developing Countries” (Day Ashley et al., 2014). 

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