Financing for All: How to Include Fragile and Conflict-Affected States in the FTI

Anda Adams,
Anda Adams Associate Director
Janice Dolan,
Janice Dolan Education Advisor, DFID
Rebecca Winthrop, and Susy Ndaruhutse
Susy Ndaruhutse Head of International Development and Education, CfBT Education Trust

February 9, 2010


The Education for All-Fast Track Initiative (FTI) was launched in 2002 as a global partnership toward the goal of achieving education for all (EFA). Working with donor and developing countries, international institutions and civil society, the FTI sought to coordinate action at the country level and to mobilize in-country bilateral donors (and later pooled funding) in order to deliver external support for “credible” education sector plans. In its initial selection of eligible countries, the FTI focused primarily on high-performing, low-income countries that could be put on the “fast track” to achieving universal primary education.

This policy outlook outlines seven ways that the FTI needs to evolve so that it can more effectively and consistently address the education needs of fragile and conflict-affected states.