Education for All: Fast Track or Slow Trickle?

Published: 4 August 2003

Finance and Development Ministers meet in Washington later this week at a time when the international community seems more divided than ever. The Spring Meetings provide an opportunity to bring the world together behind an unstoppable drive to educate all the world’s children. Currently 115 million children are out of school. Last year the international community agreed a Fast Track initiative to tackle this crisis. The response from many developing countries has been impressive. It is now time for rich countries to deliver and stop the Fast Track from becoming a slow trickle.