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01 Dec 2021

23 November 2020: Launch - NORRAG Special Issue 05 on Domestic Financing: Tax and Education

The online launch of NORRAG Special Issue 05 (NSI 05), “Domestic Financing: Tax and Education”, will take place on 23 November 2020 at 2pm CET. Much research focuses on international public and private financing for education. NSI 05 focuses on the main source of funding for education: taxes. In this NSI, researchers, practitioners and advocates examine the need to increase the size of the public purse, and the share that is dedicated to education. This launch highlights some of the global and national perspectives in NSI 05, and gives participants the opportunity to pose questions to these experts

Date and time: 23.11.2020 – 14:00-15:30 CET (Zurich/Geneva)

Location: Online (Zoom meetings)

After an introduction by the guest editor, David Archer from ActionAid, six authors of articles in NSI 05 will present global and national perspectives on the question of tax justice and education. Discussant Camila Croso, Director of Education at the Open Society Foundations, will respond to the themes raised in NSI 05. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

The launch event, which takes place online, is oriented towards researchers, policymakers, practitioners and advocates who are interested and engaged in education broadly, and education financing specifically.

Book your seat now, after registration, please make sure to check your spam folder if you have not received the confirmation email. In addition, we recommend users from public institutions to use a personal email address to register as Zoom may be blocked by your place of work.


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Moira V. Faul, Executive Director, NORRAG


David Archer, Head of Public Services, ActionAid, UK

Global Perspectives

Liz Nelson, Director, Tax Justice & Human Rights, Tax Justice Network, United Kingdom

Steven J. Klees, Professor of International Education Policy and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland, United States

Dennis Sinyolo, Africa Director, Education International, Ghana

Country studies

Cambodia: Swetal Sindhvad, Executive Director, i3Development, Cambodia

Peru: Sergio Chaparro Hernandez, Program Officer, Centre for Economic and Social Rights, USA

Sierra Leone: Vanessa van den Boogaard, Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Tax and Development, University of Toronto, Canada


Camilla Croso, Director of Education, Open Society Foundations

Keith Lewin, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education, Centre for
International Education, University of Sussex, UK

Q&A with the audience

Emeline Brylinski, Research Associate, NORRAG, Switzerland

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