Transformed Governance and the Education for All-Fast Track Initiative

David Gartner
David Gartner Former Brookings Expert

May 4, 2010

Executive Summary

The Education for All-Fast Track Initiative (FTI) grew out of the “New Focus on Education for All” communiqué of the G-8 when Canada hosted the summit in 2002 at Kananaskis. As Canada prepares again to host the G-8, and Korea assumes leadership of the newly-empowered G-20, it is a valuable moment to revisit and re-think the current global education architecture. By adopting some of the recommendations from the recent independent evaluation of the FTI and borrowing some lessons from global partnerships in other sectors, the FTI could set a new course toward the achievement of universal basic education. The FTI should broaden and strengthen the role of diverse stakeholders from developing countries and civil society in its governance structure in order to fully harness the energies of these stakeholders in resource mobilization and effective implementation.