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Natural Resources Could Send at Least 11 Million Children to School

FROM THE 2012 UNESCO EDUCATION FOR ALL GLOBAL MONITORING REPORT: Youth and Shills: Putting Education to Work NATURAL RESOURCES COULD SEND AT LEAST 11 MILLION CHILDREN TO SCHOOL by bringing $5 billion for education in 17 countries Equivalent to 86% of their out-of-school children THE LOSSES: THE WASTE: The Democratic Republic of the Congo receives less than 10% of export income from their minerals, enongh to send 3.6 million children to primary school. estimated to equal a loss of Nigeria receives 12% of export income, but is not spending it wisely; 10.5 $223 million; TIN and COLTA million children are still out of primary school. THE POTENTIAL: Exports of minerals in the United Republic of Tanzania could yield $130 million per year enough to achieve universal primary education MINERALS In the Lao People's Democratic Republic, copper and gold mining in 2012 was expected to be worth more than double its value in 2008 COPPER and GOLD In the Niger, oil and uranium extraction could soon send nine out of ten out-of-school children to primary school. enough to double their education budget OIL SCHOOL EONCATION ren ALL LeBAL #EducationforAll IIESEI GMR LEFA

Natural Resources Could Send at Least 11 Million Children to School

shared by cynthiayue on May 08
Many of the countries that are rich in natural resources which are non-renewable face the problem of resource-curse. That is, these countries are experiencing a slower economic growth when compared to...



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