|Act now to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the cost of achieving SDG4The GEM Report released a new policy paper this month on the eve of an international meeting of finance ministers, convened by the United Nations to look at financing in the era of COVID-19 and beyond.
The paper showed that there is a US$148 billion annual financing gap in low- and lower-middle-income countries to achieve SDG 4 from now until 2030. Additional costs due to COVID-19 related school closures risk increasing this financing gap by up to one-third, or US$30 to US$45 billion. But investing now in remedial and re-enrolment programmes could reduce this additional cost by as much as 75%.
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