Financing Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

Financing Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

Featured below and attached are two highly interesting and also important studies. Interesting as they are covering a wide range of issues related to the financing of ALE. And highly important as they are related to global processes – one culminating in CONFINTEA VII in Marrakesh in June 2021, and the attempt to strengthen ALE in the implementation of the SDG.

To present and discuss these studies an online event took place on 29th March 2021. Well above 100 participants joined. The invitation informed:

“Financing adult learning and education (ALE) is a highly discussed, complex and, at times, even controversial topic. As globally active organizations, the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International) and the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) are committed to finding efficient ways to promote and support ALE worldwide. Here, sustainable financing mechanisms, taking also public spending into account, play a crucial role.

Against this background, two studies have been conducted in the framework of DVV International’s GlobalAED-Project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Both studies make an attempt to shed light on the current situation from a global perspective, by analysing cases of selected countries, presenting good practice examples, discussing challenges and existing financing models. The first study “Financing Adult Education. The way forward: what works, how and why?”, elaborated in partnership with ICAE, addresses the overall ALE sector, while the second study, commissioned by DVV International to an international expert team, looks deeper into public financing of the often underestimated field of popular, liberal and community education. Both studies will be disseminated alongside the event to all participants and will be made available to the broader public through communication channels of DVV International and ICAE.”

Attached as a PDF are:

Popović, K. (2021). Financing adult learning and education. The way forward: what works, how, and why. Belgrade: ICAE, Bonn: DVV International.

Duke, C., Hinzen, H., Sarrazin, R. (Eds.) (2021). Public Financing of Popular Adult Learning and Education (ALE). Experience, lessons, and recommendations from 14 country and case studies. Bonn: DVV International.