Debt toolkit

This toolkit provides GCE members with detailed guidelines on developing policy and advocacy work to increase national education budgets through debt alleviation mechanisms. This toolkit helps GCE members explore and explain the connections between government debt alleviation and education financing. These connections between debt and education financing cannot be taken for granted. They are complex and context-specific. Debt alleviation does not necessarily result in more financial resources for education being allocated. A positive impact on education financing is likely to depend on a large number of factors, including the magnitude of the country’s debt crisis and the extent to which the allocation of resources for the provision of free quality public education is considered in the negotiation of debt alleviation mechanisms (GCE, Debt Relief and Education Financing: Background Paper, 2020)

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.