Staying the Course: Tools You Need to Hold the World Bank Accountable on Education
In the 2010 the World Bank pledged a $750 million increase to basic education. Through a mathematical sleight of hand, they’ve transformed that pledged increase into a meaningless promise where education funding could actually fall sharply – and they’d still claim success.
We don’t think that’s acceptable, and we need your help to hold the World Bank accountable. Here are the tools you need:
check out the powerpoint slides from the webinar.
Letter to the Editor Action Sheet: Tell you community about this issue by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper. Check out our Action Sheet for tips and background on how to write and publish an LTE.
Laser Talk: Want to pitch your editorial board or ask a community leader to co-author a letter or op-ed with you? This speaking exercise will get you started.
Training Call: Listen to this September training call full of tips on how to create a compelling media piece using relevant hooks and clarifying information.
Staying the Course? The World Bank’s 2010 Pledge to Basic Education (pdf): This report is an in-depth look at what the World Bank pledged and what has actually happened. Curious about the math behind the pledge? Then this report is for you!