This submission is drafted by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (Uganda) together with partners; Oxfam, ActionAid, Africa Network Campaign on Education For All -ANCEFA, Coalition for Transparency and Accountability in Education (Liberia), Education International, Eurodad, Global Campaign for Education, Global Initiative for Economic Social and Cultural Rights, Global Justice Now, Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education-CLADE, National Education Union (UK), Right to Education Initiative, and World Organization for Early Childhood Education-OMEP. These organisations work to promote the right to education and the realisation of global education goals including SDG 4. This submission highlights concerns about Development Finance Institutions’ (DFIs) respect for human rights, and particularly the right to education.
This submission highlights concerns about Development Finance Institutions’ (DFIs) respect for human rights, particularly the right to education. It seeks to respond to question 8 of the questionnaire which addresses the specific human rights risks posed by DFI-related financing practices to the groups in the most vulnerable situations. This submission highlights evidence, concerns, and lessons around investments in the area of education by DFIs. The submission also seeks to emphasise the negative impact of commercial and profit-oriented private schools and the human rights risks posed by financing these types of institutions.Download document